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At Globalcote, our experts have formulated two high gloss membranes, Elastacote and Infracote, which are recommended for use on a range of properly prepared and sealed roof surfaces, including concrete and unglazed terracotta roof tiles.
Infracote is an infrared reflective coating, which uses technology to reflect the sun’s radiation away from the covered surface and thus keeps the property cooler.
In this blog, we outline four other questions people should ask when they’re determining which coating to use on their roof surface.
Choosing a Roof Coating
No-one wants to be painting their roof regularly, so it’s important to pick a coating that’s going to last.
Here are four questions a consumer should ask when determining which coating to use on their home or property.
- Are you using a paint or coating that’s suitable for that application? For example, is the coating you are looking at a paint or a waterproof membrane.
- Does the coating expand and contract with the surface? If it does, then it is a waterproof membrane. This means that the coating allows for thermal expansion and contraction of buildings and has the ability to withstand crack bridging of hair line, shrinking and stress cracks. Globalcote’s Elastacote and Infracote both have this feature.
- Is it waterproof? A waterproof coating is important and protects structures from corrosion. Globalcote’s Elastacote and Infracote are both certified waterproof.
- Will my roof fade? All coatings will fade over time, particularly in our extreme weather conditions in Australia. We use high quality natural iron oxides pigments in our membranes to provide a durable colour fast coating system that resists weathering characteristics such as fading or discolouration.
Solar Reflective Coating
A solar reflective coating, like Globalcote’s Infracote High Gloss Membrane, helps to reduce the amount of heat which is absorbed into a building.
That has some flow on benefits such as reducing cooling costs and your carbon footprint.
It also has an impact on the Urban Heat Island effect, because heat reflective coatings help to reduce heat penetration.