It’s no secret that summers in Southern California can get uncomfortably hot, making your home warmer than usual.
We also understand the warmer temperatures in your home aren’t the only thing uncomfortable about the summer weather—the higher energy bills that come with the elevated temperatures can be equally unbearable.
If you’re looking for a reliable solution to keep your home cool and utility costs low, keep reading to discover the energy-saving features of texture coating.
What Is Texture Coating?
Texture coating, often called elastomeric coating, is a flexible coating for stucco that replaces the need for exterior paint. Texture coating improves your exterior’s appearance, maintenance needs, longevity, and durability, but perhaps most notably, your home’s energy efficiency!
How Does Texture Coating Keep My Southern California Home Cooler?
Texture coatings offer several energy-efficient benefits, such as keeping your home insulated and reflecting the sun’s rays.
Here’s a closer look at how each of these features impacts your Southern California home:
Exterior paint is difficult to maintain—it’s prone to chipping, peeling, and fading due to the elements, and it must be reapplied regularly to keep the colors vibrant.
Unfortunately, aside from an attractive appearance, your paint doesn’t provide any benefits for your home, including insulation. In fact, paint tends to absorb energy from the sunlight, making your home warmer, especially during the summer months. The additional heat requires your air-conditioning unit to work harder, which results in costlier energy bills.
Texture coating offers an excellent alternative to exterior paint when it comes to insulation. Texture coating is made of a thick, semi-porous material that’s up to ten times thicker than paint. When exposed to the sun, this dense material insulates your home by keeping the warm temperatures outside, so your home can stay cool.
As we mentioned earlier, exterior paint absorbs the sun’s rays, making your home warmer. While texture coating provides a thicker surface to absorb sunlight, preventing it from reaching your home, it also reflects the sun’s rays. This solar reflectivity is thanks to a special reflective pigment in texture coating.
Your home’s surface can drop by up to 40°F when covered with texture coating instead of exterior paint. And according to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners who invest in texture coating can save up to 22% on their cooling bills.
This statistic is excellent news for homeowners in Southern California. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, homes in California suffer from some of the highest energy bills in the country, averaging $135 per month. Of course, this number can vary depending on the season and your home’s size, geographical location, and other energy-saving features. However, based on this average number, homeowners can save up to $357 in cooling costs per year—just by installing texture coating!
It’s easy to see how you’ll quickly recoup the cost of your investment in texture coating when you factor in the amount you’ll save on utility bills, maintenance costs, and repainting your home. Texture coating keeps your home cool, but it’s an excellent investment too.
Extra Benefits of Texture Coating vs. Exterior Paint
The following are additional benefits that texture coating offers but exterior paint can’t provide:
- Waterproof—Texture coating protects against mold, mildew, and rot and won’t deteriorate during rainstorms.
- Flexible—During earthquakes or other smaller movements, like settling or thermal expansions, the elasticity of your texture coating will prevent your exterior from cracking, chipping, or breaking.
- Durable—Texture coating is thick, strong, low-maintenance, and long-lasting, so you can be confident it won’t fade in the sun or erode from harsh winds.
- Eco-friendly— Since texture coating improves your home’s efficiency and is made from a water-based substance, it’s considered an eco-friendly material.
Discover How Texture Coating Can Keep Your Southern California Home Cool
Texture coating is an excellent investment for homes in Southern California. Homeowners love the time, money, and hassles they save on maintenance, upkeep, and costly energy bills after installing texture coating!
Approved Contractor can help you keep your home cool this summer and reduce your utility costs with expert texture coating application. We promise you’ll never paint again with our lifetime material guarantee against peeling, chipping, flaking, and cracking.
Learn more about the excellent benefits of texture coating, so you can apply this energy-efficient protective covering to your home before the hot summer temperatures arrive!