The Heat In The Summer Causes A Money Pit
If you live in any part of the world that has a bunch of sunlight, especially during the summer, then this is for you!
Many homes have air conditioning in this day and age. But does it really do the job of cooling your home?
I have a really good friend, Theresa, that lives in Nevada who decided to do an experiment to reduce the heat in their home. Her family lives in a split level home. The top level is like an oven starting in spring and continues through to late fall.
They started by taking the temperature of the top level and comparing it to the lower level. The top level read 151 degrees and the lower level read 140 degrees on a day that was crystal blue sky, dry air and about 80 degrees.
Her husband went to the local hardware box store and purchased two gallons of Elastahyde made by Western Colloid.
ElastaHyde is manufactured from premium resins, pigments and components producing an acrylic coating of the highest quality. ElastaHyde is a durable coating that will resist rigorous weather conditions while protecting roof surfaces and contributing to substantial energy savings.
He used one gallon to cover the upper level roof, applied it liberally and let it dry. Then they took new temperature readings. The lower level roof read 155 degrees on another crystal blue sky day with the ambient temperature sitting around 81 degrees. The upper roof now read 94 degrees. WOW! a difference of 51 degrees!
Imagine the savings on their electric bill with that type of temperature difference. Now their summer will be hitting the triple digits here pretty soon. So, I can assure you that Theresa is pushing him to do the lower part of the roof pretty fast. LOL.
This paint is good for approx. 3 to 5 years. It reflects 84 percent of the sun’s rays. It meets the requirements of a “Cool Roof” and is listed by the Cool Roof Rating Council as required by California Title 24 and USGBC LEED Requirements. So, can you say eco-friendly?
A cost savings that could be as much as 50 percent is in the works for them.
I will let you know what their bill turns out to be. Are you going to give it a try. I would if I could.
ElastaHyde … as the green future unfolds.
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