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Insulating Paint

Did you know that paint can be Energy Efficient? That’s right! Insulating paint or exterior coating can keep the walls of your house cooler which keeps the interior cooler and your energy bills down.

Have you ever touched the exterior wall of your house in the middle of the summer? It’s hot! Certain insulating coating can prevent the walls from ever heating up that much. When the exterior stays cooler, the interior stays cooler too and you won’t need to rely on your cooling system as much.

Painting a house, even a small one, is a big job and good quality paint can be expensive. Some special exterior coatings can only be applied by trained technicians so the price is even higher.

Like all purchases, especially major ones, when looking at different products, take into account the initial price, the warranty, the maintenance and the service and integrity of the company selling the product. It’s easy to be tempted by the much cheaper paint but it probably won’t last very long.

Does Your House Need Insulating Paint?

This special coating works very well in extreme climates where homeowners need all the help they can get to keep energy prices down but it’s not necessarily the first energy saving project we would recommend. Roofing, windows and traditional insulation are the more common Energy Efficient home improvements and might be enough for your home but if you’re in an extreme climate or just want more energy savings, Insulating Paint might be just the thing. A good quality exterior coating that is applied properly should last many years protecting your home and providing you with energy savings for a long time.

Proper Application

Even if it costs more, it is often worth it to have a professional apply your coating to ensure it’s done right. Sometimes for some brands, you don’t have a choice because only special technicians are allowed to do the work. If it’s not done right, not only will it look bad, you won’t get the maximum energy efficiency that you’re paying for.

Getting Bids

We suggest getting at least three bids for this type of project. Don’t forget, you are buying the product AND the warranty and service. And if the company does the application, you are paying for the labor too. Look for a good product, good application of the product and good customer service and follow up.

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Updated: September 6, 2013 — 2:24 am

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