How To Protect Your Home From The Sun

Recently, thousands of Americans saw the beautiful Northern Lights in Eastern America. The lights are a result of the sun’s magnificent energetic output. While the Northern Lights were harmless, the sun does emit damaging solar energy and UV rays that we can’t see with the naked eye, and their effects to your home’s exterior can cost you money and time.

So, how do you protect your home against the sun?

Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)

Surfaces with high solar reflectance can repel more solar energy and UV rays, resulting in less heat absorption and, consequently, a cooler interior climate for a building. The Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is an essential metric for evaluating a surface’s ability to reflect solar heat.

Rhino Shield excels with an impressive SRI rating between 106 and 107, depending on the sheen. This exceptional rating showcases the superior ability of Rhino Shield ceramic coatings to reflect solar energy and heat away from your home.

The SRI scale ranges from 0 to 100, with 0 representing the absorbency of standard black and 100 representing the reflectivity of standard white. This index measures a material’s efficiency in reflecting solar energy and emitting thermal radiation. Materials with a high SRI remain cooler under sunlight by effectively reflecting solar energy and emitting thermal radiation. Employing materials with high SRI can lead to numerous benefits, including lower electricity costs and reduced maintenance and repair expenses.

What Are The Advantages of Having An Exterior Paint That Reflects Heat?

Reflective exterior paint offers numerous benefits for structures, including:

  1. Energy Efficiency: By reflecting heat away, Rhino Shield reduces the heat entering a home, maintaining a cooler interior during warm weather. This can significantly reduce the need for air conditioning, saving on energy bills and reducing the home’s carbon footprint.
  2. Comfort: Rhino Shield coatings help maintain a consistent and comfortable indoor temperature by minimizing heat gain on hot days. This creates a more pleasant living environment without over-reliance on mechanical cooling systems.
  3. Protection of the Structure: Heat can cause building materials to expand, leading to damage over time. The reflective properties of Rhino Shield protect exterior surfaces from thermal expansion, reducing the likelihood of cracking and premature aging, and lowering maintenance and repair needs.
  4. UV Resistance: Rhino Shield effectively reflects UV rays, preventing color fading and material degradation. This protection preserves the aesthetic appeal of the home’s exterior and extends the lifespan of the underlying materials, making it an excellent choice for coastal homes.
  5. Enhanced Durability: The heat-reflective properties of Rhino Shield contribute to its overall durability. By staying cooler, the coating resists softening and degradation from intense sun exposure better than traditional paints.
  6. Longevity of Exterior Finish: Rhino Shield’s ability to keep exteriors cooler and protect against UV rays means that the paint retains its color and finish longer than traditional paints. This keeps the home looking freshly painted for years, reducing the need for frequent repainting.

Contact Rhino Shield Today For Your Free Quote

Rhino Shield Georgia Coatings is ready to discuss the process of coating your home’s exterior with Rhino Shield. We offer free quotes and are available to answer any questions you may have.