If you’ve ever touched a black car or roof in the middle of summer, you know just how hot it can get.
But what you may not realise is that there are other options in addition to insulation within the roof cavity.
Heat reflective roof paint can help prevent the effects from the sun on your house to ensure that you keep cool all year long.
If you’re building a new house, looking to restore your roof, or simply want to improve the liveability of your home, the team at Globalcote have the solution you need for your home with Infracote – Infrared reflecting coating.
How to prevent excessive heating of your roof
More than 70% of the colours used in suburban housing roofs are dark shades. To prevent the roof space heating up in the first place, you need to reflect the heat away from the roof surface.
While white and light-coloured roofs are the best choice for reflecting the suns heat, they are not always practical or, in some cases, may not be allowed by local council planning regulations.
Infracote heat reflective paint is the next best option as it works to target the invisible infrared portion of the sun’s radiation which mean coated surfaces stay cooler and last longer.
How does Infracote work?
Specifically designed for Australia’s unique climate, Infracote uses technology to reflect the sun’s radiation away from the roof surface. Roof surfaces capture enormous amounts of the sun’s radiation due to their large surface area and angle of exposure with some dark coloured roofs reaching temperatures of over 90 degrees.
Maintaining solar reflectance is directly related to the surface remaining clean. Infracote incorporates nanotechnology so that the surface of the film cross-links around nano-particles to enhance the coatings dirt-shedding capabilities.
Why use Infracote?
Our world is constantly changing and there is now a demand for more energy efficient resources. Some of the benefits using Infracote may include;
- Infrared reflective coating
- Incorporating nanotechnology
- Australian made and owned
- Environmentally friendly
- Reflect infrared radiation
- Reduce heat penetration
- Reduce cooling costs
- Reduce carbon footprint
- Available in high gloss and mid lustre