If your home’s existing house paint has seen better days, it may be time to apply a new coat. However, before you opt for regular exterior paint, you should take the time to consider the extraordinary benefits of selecting an exterior coating instead. Painting your home is a big investment, and not knowing all of your options can leave you missing out on many benefits. This blog will discuss the differences between regular exterior paint and exterior coating and why exterior coating is worth considering.

Regular Exterior Paint

Everyone knows what regular exterior paint is; it’s been the most popular option for exterior coating since we’ve all had memory. Due to its long history, it has become affordable and easily accessible. It’s easy to use since it doesn’t require much management or prepping. Unlike more advanced coatings, the intervention of a certified applicator is not strictly necessary unless you want high-quality results. While regular paint seems like the most viable choice for the exterior coating of your home, you should also keep in mind its cons.

The Cons of Regular Exterior Paint

Paint is not the most durable option. Even without extreme weather conditions, paint will generally need a fresh coat every three years. A hefty amount of work will be required to get your coat looking fresh and stylish, and even more work is required to keep it looking that way. Stucco walls can be especially difficult to handle with regular paint. Stucco homes must be handled carefully since they’re porous and need to breathe. If not prepared correctly, the paint coating can compromise the breathability of the house, causing moisture problems within the membrane of the paint. This could eventually result in early peeling, chipping, flaking and bubbling of paint, and in many cases, the formation of black mold on the walls.

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Tex-Cote Coolwall Exterior Coating

The alternative to regular exterior paint is Tex-Cote Coolwall exterior coating. Tex-Cote is a shortened version of “textured coating.” This exterior coating represents the latest advances in home coating technology today. Unlike regular exterior paint, Tex-Cote Coolwall exterior coating contains polymers, acrylic, and volcanic ash to create a durable coating solution that will provide finish and durability to home exteriors. The greatest benefits that Tex-Cote Coolwall exterior coatings provide include:

Energy Efficiency

Unlike regular paint, this alternative offers home exclusive energy efficiency benefits. Tex-Cote Coolwall is able to cool the temperature of whatever surface it is applied to. Living in Southern California, this is something every homeowner can benefit from. It is shown to reduce surface temperatures by as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing homeowners to save over 20% on their energy bills! With a cooler home, the need for your HVAC system significantly decreases.

Solar Reflectivity & Style

When it comes to style, both paint and Tex-Cote Coolwall seem like prominent choices. However, what most people don’t know is that Tex-Cote Coolwall maintains its color vibrancy significantly longer than that of regular paint. Tex-Cote Exterior Coating maintains its vibrancy longer AND provides homes with solar reflectivity. In addition to the energy savings that come from that, Tex-Cote Coolwall exterior coatings feature a full palette of beautiful colors to enhance any home’s style. It is designed to last a lifetime to keep your home more vibrant than ever.

Why Choose California Energy Contractors for Your Tex-Cote Coolwall Application

Unlike regular exterior paint, Tex-Cote Coolwall exterior coating requires the intervention of a certified applicator. But that’s not all; it requires the use of an accomplished applicator that will apply it correctly. Many companies do not spend time restoring the house, fixing the stucco, or restoring the wood. They just paint above it, resulting in an unappealing look. California Energy Contractors would rather walk away than put their name on the job like that. It may be possible to restore the house and then paint it with regular paint, but it’s not a good idea because you are not supposed to paint stucco with regular paint. As previously mentioned, if you paint over stucco, you cover up the pores of the house. It will not breathe, causing the accumulation of a really bad smell inside the house. Tex-Cote Coolwall is breathable and will not cover up the pores. Many companies don’t have the experience or knowledge of these details, and missing these key factors can affect the result of your home’s exterior coating. That’s why if you’re thinking about applying Tex-Cote Coolwall to your home, you should choose us! We have been applying Tex-Cote Coolwall exterior coating on homes for over 20 years! Give us a call at (800) 574-3006, or click here for a free quote.