People love a great paint job on their homes. But, if you are debating between using regular paint or trying out texture coating, there are five things you should know. Once you understand what you get and what you should expect with texture coating, you can determine if texture coating is the right decision for your home.
1. Energy Efficiency
For a lot of people, the decision between paint and texture coating is all about colors and prices. But, you may not know that texture coating protects your bottom line, as well. In our hot summers, your home could absorb as much as 40 degrees of heat from the sun. That causes your home’s air conditioner to run much more often. But, texture coating is more effective at reflecting that heat. It is so efficient, in fact, that you might save as much as 21.9 percent on your utility bills in the summer, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.
Almost anyone can spray some paint on stucco. But, it takes a professional to provide the texture coating installation that will mean you never have to paint your home’s exterior again. This includes cleaning the stucco, fixing any blemishes, scraping and sanding the existing paint job, protecting your nearby bushes and trees from harm, adding primer, applying texture coating and then painting the trim.
When compared to standard exterior paint, there really is no contest for texture coating’s durability. It is much more elastic than paint, meaning that cracking, peeling, chips and flaking become a thing of the past. This is why most people, who have texture coating put on their stucco, only need to have it done one time.
If you are used to dealing with paint, you know that you must be very careful to clean the walls, to avoid chipping the paint. But, texture coating is easier to maintain. All you have to do is use light water pressure to remove dirt and debris from your stucco. If necessary, you can add a light detergent. But, be sure to remove the residue fully with water.
One of the biggest benefits of texture coating is that it looks great on a home. You may look at homes that were painted years ago. If the cracked and chipped paint is not enough of a turnoff, you notice that the color just is not as bright as it used to be. But, the UV-resistant nature of texture coating means that it does not fade nearly as quickly. As a result, you can enjoy a beautiful new color for far longer.
The ability to add a color to a home for just one time and save energy sounds pretty appealing. But, it is the quality installation that ensures that your home’s texture coating stands the test of time. Get a free quote online now to see if texture coating is right for you!