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Old 07-09-2017, 05:47 PM   #1
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Witch one is the best?

Witch one is best and why? Any input will be appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2017, 07:12 PM   #2
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What's the cost of the "tropi-cool" version?

My guess would be that that the tropi-cool one has some of the eslatomeric beads that help reflect heat, while the regular coating is just the plain, white roof coating. If the price is close, I'd go with the tropi-cool one myself, to make heating/cooling a little bit easier.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:38 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:37 PM   #4
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I see that 89 degrees on the phone, feeling that heat?
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:49 PM   #5
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I would just buy the cheapest elasometric reflective paint at home depot and do multiple coats. I think it should run about 65 per bucket.

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Old 07-14-2017, 07:38 AM   #6
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What's the cost of the "tropi-cool" version?

My guess would be that that the tropi-cool one has some of the eslatomeric beads that help reflect heat, while the regular coating is just the plain, white roof coating. If the price is close, I'd go with the tropi-cool one myself, to make heating/cooling a little bit easier.
The tropi-cool is the most expensive but it's 100% silicone which is what I'd prefer. They don't mention how much it will lower the temp of the roof either inside our out. They also said it has a lifetime warranty. That being said, it takes 1.5 gallons to cover 100sqft. It's $89 a gallon.
But if you buy the 4.5 gal bucket it's $199
The Henry Solar-Flex is latex acrylic and is water based. Yes it's for roofs but I don't trust anything that's water based on the roof. It also says though that it also lowers the temp of the roof both inside and out by 35%.
All this info I got from the HD website.
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I just went to the Henry site and found closed cell spray foam insulation for roofing. That's incredible and worth looking into!
They also have interior closed cell insulation. Who knew?

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Old 07-14-2017, 10:47 AM   #9
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Why not check out the Bus Kote website - Insulating roof paint for buses, recreational vehicles

Their product seems to be designed specifically for this purpose and is 39.50 a gallon or a 5-gallon tub for 197.50.

Bus-Kote is a bight white, acrylic elastomeric, insulating ceramic, waterproof coating designed specifically for Buses and recreational vehicles. This high build rubber like coating waterproofs, insulates, soundproofs, beautifies and protects with a ceramic shield that expands and contracts with varying hot and cold temperatures plus resists thermal shock. Bus-Kote offers superior mildew resistance and ultraviolet ray reflectivity.

Originally designed as an insulating, reflective coating for school districts to use on the roofs of school buses to lower the interior bus temperature. This energy saving coating will reduce interior temperatures when hot and make interior temperatures more constant when cold due to ceramic insulation. formulated to resist over 100 m.p.h. wind driven rains. Hy-Tech offers a 5 Year Limited Warranty when applied according to our specifications.
This easy to apply maintenance free coating will provide years and years of durable, insulating protection and outstanding beauty. ( For the ultimate in roof coating protection we recommend a top coating of
Flexi-Clear, an elastomeric crystal clear coating that is designed for protecting paint finishes.
Flexi-Clear is completely non-yellowing, highly resistant to water, road salt, tar, oily grime and its natural hydrophobic film is easy to clean and maintain.)


The website says you can even tint it, although that would probably reduce the effectiveness. Still, I'd consider going to Almond or off-white as a possible tint.
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Why not check out the Bus Kote website - Insulating roof paint for buses, recreational vehicles

Their product seems to be designed specifically for this purpose and is 39.50 a gallon or a 5-gallon tub for 197.50.

Bus-Kote is a bight white, acrylic elastomeric, insulating ceramic, waterproof coating designed specifically for Buses and recreational vehicles. This high build rubber like coating waterproofs, insulates, soundproofs, beautifies and protects with a ceramic shield that expands and contracts with varying hot and cold temperatures plus resists thermal shock. Bus-Kote offers superior mildew resistance and ultraviolet ray reflectivity.

Originally designed as an insulating, reflective coating for school districts to use on the roofs of school buses to lower the interior bus temperature. This energy saving coating will reduce interior temperatures when hot and make interior temperatures more constant when cold due to ceramic insulation. formulated to resist over 100 m.p.h. wind driven rains. Hy-Tech offers a 5 Year Limited Warranty when applied according to our specifications.
This easy to apply maintenance free coating will provide years and years of durable, insulating protection and outstanding beauty. ( For the ultimate in roof coating protection we recommend a top coating of
Flexi-Clear, an elastomeric crystal clear coating that is designed for protecting paint finishes.
Flexi-Clear is completely non-yellowing, highly resistant to water, road salt, tar, oily grime and its natural hydrophobic film is easy to clean and maintain.)


The website says you can even tint it, although that would probably reduce the effectiveness. Still, I'd consider going to Almond or off-white as a possible tint.
That stuff is a real expensive bucket of elsastomeric roof paint. THe placebo beads really make folks think its special, but its not.
The stuff yellows, peels, and looks like crap once every bit of dirt and grime stick to it.
Regular old flat white paint is thermally superior and will last many years with little trouble.
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