Helping the Environment with Paint?

Helping the Environment with Paint?

Around the world all countries are constantly looking for ways to improve the environment so that future generations can live on an economically friendly planet as possible. For example, car emissions have progressively been reduced over the years and homes and office buildings are better insulated with such things as double glazed windows and loft insulation.

Another home improvement that will help the environment is to paint your roof with roof insulating paint. This is a specialist form of paint designed specifically for roofs and external and internal walls. There are numerous manufacturers of this type of paint so it is important that you consider each manufacturer’s product and what they claim their paint can do. Check out what they claim by doing some research about roof insulating paint on the Internet.


A cool roof does have a positive impact on the environment so let us look at this in a little more detail. Heat that enters a house when it is not wanted during the summer because it is already warm enough in the home or heat that escapes a house in the winter when it is required to keep the home warm is wasting energy and having a negative impact upon the environment due to the fact that more energy is being used than should be necessary for cooling and heating.


This type of paint is extremely effective in diverting the energy rays of the sun away from the building. The colour of the paint you use has a significant bearing on its effectiveness. Research would indicate that it is best to paint your roof with white insulating paint as 90% reflectivity is achievable, whereas black paint is only up to 30%.


A reduction of about 40 degrees in the roof’s temperature can be achieved by using white paint that results in a significantly cooler home during the summer months due to the cool roof. A financial benefit of this is that the air-conditioning would not need to automatically come on so often, thus reducing electricity costs. Furthermore, the refrigerator would also not be required to start up so often as the air around it would be cooler – again saving money.


So, by getting that paint brush out and a tin of roof insulating paint, not only is there a financial saving, but also a benefit to the environment. So, paint your roof with insulating paint today, and reduce your environmental footprint tomorrow.


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    Comment by Gary: Jun 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    It’s really good to know about this kind of paint! Is there any way that you can provide us with sample brands that offer this kind of paint? This is really good news for our environment.

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    Comment by Mike @ carpet cleaning Tampa: Aug 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    I had never heard of before an insulating type paint for the roof. This is a great idea!

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    Comment by Matt223: Sep 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    I have had great results with Insuladd insulating paint. They have a few different products available on their website and lots of information about results.

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