Infracote

Infracote

Infracote paint uses technology to reflect the sun’s radiation away from the roof surface. It works by targeting the invisible infrared portion of the sun’s radiation which means coated surfaces stay cooler and last longer than a coating that absorbs it.

Touch a dark coloured roof of a car when it has been in the sun for a while and its quite hot. In fact, some dark coloured roofing surfaces can reach temperatures of over 90 degrees.

Roof surfaces capture enormous amounts of the suns radiation due to their large surface area and angle of exposure. Given the effect dark roof colours have on interior house temperatures, as well as its energy efficiency, it is surprising then that dark colours make up more than 70% of the colours used in our suburbs.

To prevent the roof space heating up in the first place you need to reflect 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, not allowed by council planning regulations.

Infracote Features + Benefits

  • Infrared Reflective Coating
  • Incorporating Nanotechnology
  • Australian Made & Owned
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Reflect Infrared Radiation
  • Reduce Heat Penetration
  • Reduce Cooling Costs
  • Reduce Carbon Footprint
  • Reduce Urban Heat Island Effect

Total Solar Reflectance (TSR)

An effective method to measure a coatings reflective capability is to measure its Total Solar Reflectance (TSR). TSR figures are values that express in numerical terms the total solar reflectance of a given surface and are usually expressed as a percentage (%). The higher the percentage, the more effective the coating is at reflecting the sun’s radiation. The Surface temperature of a coating can vary greatly when influenced by such things as cloud cover and wind.

Infracote incorporates nanotechnology so that the surface of the film cross-links around nano-particles to enhance the coatings dirt-shedding capabilities.

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Reviews

My roof painter recommended the Globalcote roof membrane for a top quality finish with long lasting durability.I was served by Rebecca and she provided nothing short of excellent service.Top quality products and excellent serviceThank you. I highly recommend this business
Coffee Superstar
Coffee Superstar
03:45 25 Jun 20
Highly impressed. This is an excellent product. We had our roof painted 3 years ago and it has definitely helped keep the house much cooler and it is still looking great. We are having our next house painted shortly. Recommended A++.
Don C
Don C
11:31 06 Jun 20
Highly recommended... This reputable company make in my opinion the best Roof Membrane products on the market; The Interior and Exterior house paint is also top notch... LOVE EM!!
Rick Hillhouse
Rick Hillhouse
03:41 06 Nov 19
Hey all! A little review on the Global Cote roof coating Van Pack $190 - I applied it to two vans a few weeks ago - using just the one pack (1 primer each van and 4 top coats each van) Looking really good and amazing heat resistance - I can place my hand on the inside metal during the day and it’s cold to touch!! The top of the side wall (which is currently bare aluminum) is actually warm/hot - early days but this stuff is awesome for the UV reflection/heat. 👌 (roof is a bit dusty from other work but looks great) Andy Goldsworthy Globalcote — in Gold Coast, Queensland.
Gregg Villiams
Gregg Villiams
22:36 12 Sep 19
Awesome Paint wouldn’t use anyone else for Roofing paint, Top quality product 🙌🙌🙌
Bart Hold
Bart Hold
09:55 13 Feb 19
Our roof was painted with Globalcote 5 years ago. We have just purchased another home and will be using the product again. I highly recommend Globalcote heat reflective coating, Infracote.
Trish Maddox
Trish Maddox
03:40 11 May 18

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