A little known but highly effective method for building owners and managers to upgrade a building for a fraction of the cost.
Keep the heat you pay for, not the excess heat you don’t want with the most effective insulation and weatherization coating on the market
Dear Building Professional,
Thermal Insulation Coatings (TIC) give building owners a more profitable, energy efficient and comfortable building with…
Make your current walls and roof more efficient
The manufacturer, SPI Coatings, did 3 three tests with the Florida Energy Conservation Assistance Program. The test administrator stated, “In every instance, the building coated with the Super Therm® product enhanced the performance of traditional insulation products”. In this case by 30%, over an identical building with the exterior painted the same white color with a different product.
By keeping the walls and roof cool, dry and air free, it improves the whole building. Simple. (There are a bunch of technical reasons for this, but I will spare you the details here). Suffice it to say that when you prevent heat from loading into a wall or roof, along with air and moisture, it multiplies the effectiveness of the existing structure.
This effect can be put into overdrive when combined with air sealing your building. Air carries heat and moisture in and out of the building. Porous or highly conductive materials, leaky windows and doors, penetrations, cracks and small holes all contribute to the cost of heating or cooling a building.
Safety and comfort enhancements
One of my products has a Class A, UL, FM and NASA fire rating with 0 smoke and flame spread. It would rather self extinguish than burn. Hypothetically, a fire could be contained to a single apartment/room rather than have it burn down the whole building.
It also reflects up to 68% of sound (STC of 39-41). This keeps the noisy tenants from bothering the neighbors so much and/or keeps out the noise from the neighborhood. Quiet.
One Canadian client boosted their indoor temperature 28°F (16°C), from 9°C to 25°C. That’s not typical, but achievable under certain circumstances. What if you could get 25% of that performance increase, would that be worth looking into?
All I’m saying is that there are new ways to achieve the same results. It may or may not be right for your building because a bunch of different reasons. But you never know unless you look into it. There may be opportunity to help each other reach our goals.
Take this 4 question quiz to see if your building a candidate for a TIC
The more you answer “yes”, the more likely this is to be a good fit.
- Was your building built before 2005?
- Does it have a black, dark color or metal roof?
- Is it used for merchantile, education or office space?
- Are the walls concrete, CMU, stucco or stone?
This information from the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) shows a disproportionately high likelihood that you will need a more cooling than other buildings.
Let’s do some testing, establish your baseline for that building and go from there. To do that, call Tim Hoeffel @ 719-641-5043. Let’s get started today.