TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® and stucco are two popular exterior wall finishes for homes and buildings. However, they have some key differences that make them unique. While both options have their advantages and disadvantages, they differ in terms of appearance, durability, and energy efficiency.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® is a high-performance exterior coating system designed to reflect the sun’s heat and reduce the surface temperature of the walls. It uses advanced heat-reflective technology that reduces heat absorption and keeps the interior of the building cooler. COOLWALL® also comes in a range of colors and textures, providing a wide variety of design options for the exterior of the building.
Stucco, on the other hand, is a cement-based plaster that is applied to the exterior of buildings to create a textured, durable finish. It has been used for centuries and is still a popular option for many homeowners and builders today. Stucco is also available in a range of colors and textures, allowing for some design flexibility.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® is a high-performance coating that reflects the sun’s heat, keeping the building’s interior cooler and reducing the need for air conditioning. It is available in a wide range of options, including smooth and textured finishes, which can give the building a modern, sleek look.
Stucco, on the other hand, is a traditional exterior wall finish that has been used for many decades. It is made of cement, sand, and water and can be applied in a variety of textures, including smooth and rough.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® uses advanced technology and materials to create a weather-resistant coating that can withstand extreme weather conditions, including high temperatures, UV rays, and moisture. The COOLWALL® system also includes a primer and a finish coat, providing a multi-layered defense against weathering and degradation.
Stucco, on the other hand, is a cement-based plaster that can be prone to cracking and chipping over time, especially if not installed or maintained properly. Stucco can also be vulnerable to water damage, which can cause it to deteriorate over time.
While stucco can be a durable option, it may require more maintenance over time to ensure its longevity. TEX•COTE® COOLWALL®, on the other hand, is designed to require minimal maintenance and provide long-lasting performance.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® is designed specifically to reflect the sun’s heat and reduce the surface temperature of walls. Its advanced heat-reflective technology can reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the walls, keeping the interior of the building cooler and reducing the need for air conditioning. As a result, COOLWALL® can help lower energy costs and improve the energy efficiency of a building.
Stucco, on the other hand, does not have any specific energy-saving properties. While it can provide some insulation and help regulate the temperature inside the building, it does not reflect the sun’s heat in the same way that TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® does.
In fact, stucco can actually absorb and retain heat, which can make the interior of the building warmer and increase the need for air conditioning. This can result in higher energy costs and lower energy efficiency.
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If you are looking for a way to update the look and feel of your home, consider installing TEX-COTE® COOLWALL® exterior coating with California Energy Contractors. Your home will be protected from harsh weather, peeling, and fading, all while reducing the temperature of your home during summer. Our experienced team is here to provide you with energy-efficient and high-quality home improvement services. Give us a call at (866) 963-0316, or click here for a FREE estimate!