If you’re thinking about giving your home a new paint job, you should really wait before you start painting and consider the benefits of exterior texture coating. Simply put, texture coating is a far more superior option for exterior design than paint. In fact, the benefits of texture coating when compared to paint are so vast, it’s a wonder how paint has even managed to survive as a popular exterior for homes anywhere. This article covers the most important ways that texture coating is superior to paint, and after reading this, you’ll want to throw away any paint you may have bought.
Texture Coating Lasts a Lifetime
Texture coating is so durable and so adaptable to changing environments that the only time you’d ever need to replace it would be in the event of a major earthquake. With paint, you have to deal with cracks and pieces falling off all the time. Exposure to the sun, rain, wind, and other forms of wear and tear will reduce your home’s paint job to a worthless eyesore, and there is nothing that can be done about it but to scrape off the old paint and put on a fresh new coat. In the end, that means you’ll be spending thousands of dollars and countless hours of time dealing with paint, when there exists an option that will eliminate that annoying chore forever. Texture coating ends the need for paint in the first place, which means you’ll never have to buy paint, pay a painter, or get up on a ladder to do the painting yourself for the rest of your life.
Texture Coating is Fully Waterproof
There are some forms of semi-waterproof paints available on the market, but these substances are full of toxic chemicals and will still crack and flake off as a result of sun and wind exposure. Even if waterproof paint can help you put off repainting your house for up to ten years, you’ll still need to scrape it off and put a new layer of paint up eventually, and when you do that, your home will certainly be susceptible to water damage in the time it takes you to get a new paint job. With texture coating, the issues of sunlight, wind, and especially water are gone. First of all, you’ll never have to replace your texture coating, and so there will be no risk of water damage occurring to your home like there is when you have to replace a paint job. Furthermore, texture coating itself is completely waterproof from the outside, so there is no way for water to penetrate through the texture coating and soak your house’s stucco. What’s even more incredible is that texture coating has been engineered to allow moisture to evaporate from the inside out, meaning any moisture that is in your home won’t be trapped. With texture coating, both you and your home will be able to breathe easy.
Texture Coating Makes Your Home More Energy Efficient
Paint does absolutely zero favors to your energy bill, and is costly enough considering the fact that it constantly needs to be replaced. In warm, sunny environments like we have here in San Diego, paint unfortunately absorbs a ton of the energy from sunlight. If we had paint that could convert that heat to electricity, we would be reading a totally different article. However, the fact of the matter is that all that energy does is make your home a whole lot warmer than it needs to be. This causes your air conditioning unit to work extra hard to keep your home cool during those hot summer days, and this makes your energy bill go way up. Texture coating, however, is made up of a thick, semi-porous material that helps insulate your home in a unique way. The thickness of the barrier created by texture coating keeps both extreme warm and cool temperatures from entering the home.
Furthermore, unlike paint, texture coating actually reflects the sun’s rays, rather than absorbing them like paint tends to do. This means that during those hot summer days, your home is kept cool while your air conditioner barely has to do a thing. If your home is in a shady spot, this could mean that you might not even have to turn on the air conditioning at all! The amount of money citizens of San Diego could collectively save on air conditioning bills if everyone had texture coating on their homes is staggering. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the amount of energy saved on air conditioning bills as a result of texture coating can be as high as 22%. With temperatures predicted to increase, and with the need to save energy being more important than ever, especially that which is produced by fossil fuels, this one reason should be enough to convince anyone to ditch paint and go with texture coating.
As you can tell, texture coating is far superior to paint in several extremely important ways. This list is by no means exhaustive, and there are plenty of other reasons why texture coating is superior to paint. However, while our list is not completely extensive, we believe it is completely adequate. Nobody should need more reasons to be convinced that texture coating is the way to go. If you’ve been planning on switching over to texture painting, then you are on the right page. If you’ve been thinking about repainting your home, we recommend you ditch that plan and consider switching over to texture coating. Texture coating is one of the main specialties we provide here at Divine Home Remodeling, and as always, we offer free estimates on all of our services. Don’t wait until summer is over! Get in touch with us today!