Today we completed a roof restoration at Robina. The roof had recently had works undertaken on it - tiles had been changed and it had been repointed. We were called upon to pressure clean and paint the roof, using Insultec heat reflective paint.
Insultec is a range of membranes and coatings, which, when applied to the exterior surface of a building, can dramatically reduce its internal temperature. Insultec is applied to the exterior roof surface in liquid form, it then dries to a solid protective and attractive finish.
Throughout the day, especially our hot summer days, heat is transferred through the roof and walls to the internal air space below, continually adding heat as the day progresses. Once the heat is in, it is trapped. Long after the
air outside has cooled, it is still uncomfortably hot inside. Internally fitted conventional systems such as batts, foam, etc., only slow the rate of heat transfer – they do not stop it - thereby causing unnecessary maintenance and
repair, particularly in the case of metal and concrete roofs.
Insultec paint can stop 90% of Infra-red light and 85% of Ultra Violet light from entering the home, sending it back into the atmosphere. When the ambient temperature drops in the afternoon, Insultec responds in the like manner. Not only are you more comfortable in summer, Insultec coated buildings have been reported to be 2-4°C warmer in winter.
We were very happy with the result of the roof and the change the Insultec paint will make to the home.
We have also included two videos of the paint process from this job - happy watching!
If you have any questions about Insultec or the roof restoration process, please contact us