Rhino Shield Ceramic Coatings Top The Solar Reflectance Index
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What is the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)?
The Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is a key metric for evaluating a surface’s capacity to reflect solar heat. A surface with a high solar reflectance repels more solar energy or UV rays, which correlates with absorbing less heat. Consequently, this reflective quality translates to a cooler interior climate for a residence.
On a scale from 0 to 100—where 0 represents the absorbency of standard black and 100 reflects the brightness of standard white—the SRI quantifies a material’s reflective efficiency. Materials with a high SRI are adept at staying cool under the sun by reflecting solar energy and emitting thermal radiation effectively. Utilizing this reflective technology brings a cascade of advantages, including lower electricity costs and diminished upkeep and repair outlays.
How Does Rhino Shield Rank On The SRI?
Rhino shield boasts an SRI rating between 106 and 107, depending on the sheen. We are incredibly proud of this SRI rating, as it shows Rhino Shield ceramic coatings are superb at reflecting solar energy and heat away from your home.
What Are The Advantages of Having An Exterior Paint That Reflects Heat?
Here are the advantages of exterior paint reflecting heat away from a structure.
Energy Efficiency: Rhino Shield helps reduce the heat that enters the home by reflecting heat away from it. This means that the house’s interior remains cooler in warm weather, which can significantly reduce the need for air conditioning. Less stress on your HVAC can save you money on energy bills and reduce the home’s carbon footprint.
Comfort: Homes coated with Rhino Shield maintain a more consistent and comfortable indoor temperature, as the coating minimizes heat gain during hot days. This makes the living environment more pleasant without over-reliance on mechanical cooling systems.
Protection of the Structure: Heat can damage building materials over time. Rhino Shield’s reflective properties protect the home’s exterior surfaces from thermal expansion that can lead to cracking and premature aging. This means the building will likely require less maintenance and repair over the years.
UV Resistance: Rhino Shield is also effective at reflecting UV rays, which are known to fade colors and degrade materials. By protecting the home from UV exposure, the coating helps preserve the aesthetic appeal of the home’s exterior. It prolongs the life of the material beneath the paint, making Rhino Shield the best exterior paint choice for coastal homes.
Enhanced Durability: The heat-reflective properties contribute to the overall durability of the Rhino Shield coating. By staying cooler, the coating doesn’t soften or degrade as quickly as traditional paints might under intense sun exposure.
Longevity of Exterior Finish: Rhino Shield keeps the exterior cooler and protects against UV rays, so the paint retains its color and finish longer than traditional exterior paints. This means the home will look freshly painted for many years, reducing the frequency of repainting.
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