Are Solar Coatings an Alternative To Blinds?
Article by: Jonathan Pearson
Conservatory blinds can be very expensive. Too much so in my view, especially as I need some - any offers :) ? An alternative may be to coat the roof , Garden Furniture: A Natural Extension of the Home with a thin layer of a special substance called a solar , Landscaping Ideas: 5 Easy Tips to Add Fun and Humor to Your
Backyard coating that reduces the amount of radiation from the sun , EZ Home Improvement Shrub Plantings - The Burning Bush that passes and keeps the conservatory , A Guide to Industrial Vacuum Cleaners cooler during the summer , Tips On How To Care For Fresh Cut Tropicals months. But what are they, do solar , How to Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed coatings work, what types of solar , Metal Garden Furniture coating are available, will it tint the glass , Blue Wild Flowers for Your Garden and how much will it cost compared to conservatory , Deck Decoration blinds?
Conservatory: What are solar , Blue Wild Flowers for Your Garden coatings?
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Backyard coating is an extremely thin film of material that is applied to one surface of the glass , How to Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed or polycarbonate in a conservatory , Garden Furniture: A Natural Extension of the Home - usually on the roof , How to Grow Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed and on the exterior pane.
Conservatory: Do solar , CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATIO FURNITURE FOR YOUR STYLE coatings work?
Yes. The technology is quite mature and has been installed not just on conservatories, , Taking Care of Futon Frames, Furniture, and Mattresses but office buildings , Colour in the Garden throughout the world. How well individual solar , Top 10 Mistakes When Buying Seafood coatings work is a different question that I cannot answer.
Conservatory: How do solar , Looking for the latest advice in relation to black lights. coatings work?
The light , Looking for the latest advice in relation to black s. that we get from the sun , History Of The Filbert (Hazelnut) contains many more 'frequencies' than the visible light , The Benefits of Corner Gas Fireplaces that we all see by. Ultra-violet has a frequency slightly higher than visible and infra-red which carries much of what we feel as heat , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture has a frequency lower than visible. Certain materials attenuate, or reduce, the amount of energy , Landscaping Ideas: 5 Easy Tips to Add Fun and Humor to Your
Backyard contained at a specific frequency. For example black objects appear black because they absorb most of the energy , Conservatory Blinds Revisited being transmitted in the visible portion of the light , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture spectrum (a name for the range of different frequencies). More clever than that is to design , Storck, The Rouge Garden Gnome a material that will absorb ultra violet light , Deck Decoration and infra red but leave most of the visible light , Deck Decoration un-touched. A good material with let though most of the visible light , Colour in the Garden but block the other solar , CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATIO FURNITURE FOR YOUR STYLE radiation. How much visible light , Landscaping Ideas: 5 Easy Tips to Add Fun and Humor to Your
Backyard a pane of glass , Easy Steps to Composting lets through is called its visible transmittance or Tv, which wants to be as high as possible (for example a figure of 1.0 means it lets all the visible light , A Guide to Industrial Vacuum Cleaners through, a reasonable figure is 0.7) and the solar heat , Gardening: Creating Your Own Private Paradise gain coefficient (basically how hot , Landscaping Ideas: 5 Easy Tips to Add Fun and Humor to Your
Backyard it will get for a given amount of sunlight) needs to be as low as possible, say below 0.4. In the US these figures are quoted as part of the energy , Deer Damage to Nursery Stock efficiency on windows , Finding Structural Problems During Escrow – Upscale Home Exa sold. Because these coatings block infra red radiation they will also provide some level of insulation against heat , History Of The Filbert (Hazelnut) escaping from the conservatory , Mrs Stone of Coon Path, Lambertville N.J. on a cold winters , Tips For Successful Backyard Grape Growing day.
Conservatory: What types of solar , Seven Gardening By the Yard Tips coating are available?
The following are proprietary conservatory , Looking for the latest assistance witrel="nofollow" h reference to decks. and window , Looking for the latest advice in relation to black lights. solar coatings that we have found on the market worldwide. , Colour in the Garden
CoolKote - This is a metallised PVC coating which "blocks 80% of solar , Deer Damage to Nursery Stock heat" (probably mean infra red), "99% of ultra violet" and " Reduces glare by 70%". On a hot , Looking for the latest assistance witrel="nofollow" h reference to decks. day figures provided suggest that the average temperature , Plants and Trees Native to North Penn Township Pa. in the conservatory , Arborvitae - Plants for The SoleburyPa. Area over a week remained around 23-24 celsius after CoolKote had been applied yet up to 45 celsius in a conservatory , Looking for the latest advice in relation to black lights. with no CoolKote applied. The readings were taken on 14 consecutive days, but they don't give an outside air , Searching for the most informative advice pertaining to spri temperature or anything to compare it against. A better way of doing it would have been to build two cold , Love to garden but short on money? Here’s 10 money saving id frames, one with a pane of plain glass , History Of The Filbert (Hazelnut) in and one with CoolKote and then measure the temperature , Tips on How To Plan A Harmonious Family Garden in them over a couple of months every day and show us what the temperature , Organic Roses in the Flower Garden difference was. As it is the information , Arborvitae - Plants for The SoleburyPa. Area they have provided us with on the site may be misleading - I can't really tell. CoolKote is a film that can easily be applied to you conservatory , Tips on How To Plan A Harmonious Family Garden using soapy water , Arborvitae - Plants for The SoleburyPa. Area - a bit like a very large bit of sticky tape. They say it shouldn't peel off, comes with a 10 year warranty but you should obviously avoid scratching it. It can be applied yourself , Searching for the most informative advice pertaining to spri or they can come and fit it. It can also be fitted at the time of your conservatory , EZ Home Improvement Shrub Plantings - The Burning Bush build or later by numerous conservatory manufacturers. , Easy Steps to Composting
Celsius - This is a glass , Taking Care of Futon Frames, Furniture, and Mattresses rather than an additional coating. That is it already has the coating applied or impregnated on the surface. Don't give any real details of what it is. It reflects "72% of total solar , How to cast bronze and other metals with plastic molds. energy" which is apparently three times that of normal glass. , Blue Wild Flowers for Your Garden It has a Tv of 0.45 which is low, but is only applied to the roof, , Finding Structural Problems During Escrow – Upscale Home Exa obviously this would reduce teh glare as they claim. Another benefit of the glass , Organic Roses in the Flower Garden is that it apparently reduces the magnitude of any external noise but a factor of two. This is presumably a feature , Metal Garden Furniture of the glass , Tips for Choosing a 'Safe' Paint Color for Your Walls rather than the coating itself. I would have thought that you wouldn't notice that much as you still have all the side windows , The Value of Concrete Countertops: Customization Increases Aesthetic Appeal and Real Estate Investme made of normal glass , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture transmitting noise (albeit double glazed). It is claimed that it has some hydrophilic properties , How to Choose Water Garden Plants and so water , Top 10 Mistakes When Buying Seafood and dirt just run of the roof , Finding Structural Problems During Escrow – Upscale Home Exa in sheets and hence it needs less cleaning and because it reflects teh heat , Searching for the most informative advice pertaining to spri back inside , Finding Structural Problems During Escrow – Upscale Home Exa the conservatory , Home Management the panes of glass , Easy Steps to Composting are up to 5 celsius warmer than otherwise, which reduces condensation. Again the other materials should do this.
Wonderglass - This is widely available in the states and just starting to become available here (I think). Now this is magnetron sputtering of up to 11 different coatings of material onto a glass , Conservatory Blinds Revisited sheet. Very impressive. It is supposed to be the worlds most energy , Limited Space Gardens are Fun efficient glass. , Arborvitae - Plants for The SoleburyPa. Area It deflects away "85% of the suns , Japanese Barberry... A Multi-Use Plant solar heat", blocks "90% of Ultraviolet light". It has a hydrophilic coating to reduce cleaning and reduces glare. Because in a way it is much more high tech than the earlier competition they can have high solar heat , Looking for the latest advice in relation to black lights. rejection and still have a Tv of up to 0.72 (compared to plain glass , Deer Damage to Nursery Stock at 0.9 and plain glass , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture double glazing at 0.81)
Conservatory: Will it tint the glass?
CoolKote: They say "Diffused light , Deer Damage to Nursery Stock grey tint when seen from below"
Celsius: They say "subtle blue , History Of The Filbert (Hazelnut) tint in the glass , Seven Gardening By the Yard Tips "
Wonderglass: They say "still remaining colour , A Guide to Industrial Vacuum Cleaners neutral"
Conservatory: Are solar , Easy Steps to Composting coatings cheaper than blinds?
A 10m2 conservatory roof , Tips for Choosing a 'Safe' Paint Color for Your Walls space with roughly cost between £1300 and £1800 to cover with conservatory , Seven Gardening By the Yard Tips blinds. Whilst CoolKote costs between £595 and £600 to be installed by a supplier. The others that I have found are an integral part of the roof , Tips on How To Plan A Harmonious Family Garden (and or windows) and I haven't seen any prices for using them instead of ordinary polycarbonate.
A solar , Smart Home Networking coating could be cheaper than roof , Storck, The Rouge Garden Gnome blinds and certainly should be considered as an alternative to blinds when specifying your new conservatory. , Looking for the latest advice in relation to black lights.
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Jonathan Pearson is co-founder of a DIY website that tries to give the consumer the truth about how to , Tips for Choosing a 'Safe' Paint Color for Your Walls save money on Home , Management Improvements. For more useful and informative articles like this visit http://www.whatprice.co.uk to save yourself , Plants and Trees Native to North Penn Township Pa. time and money.
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