Liquid Ceramic Insulation Coating (TCI) is a thin, transparent thermoplastic coating most commonly used in the construction of fiberglass reinforced concrete (FRC), and aluminum-carbonate sheeting. It can also be used to install insulated ceilings in structures where vapor barrier is a concern. It can be applied on almost any surface because it is soluble and can be peeled off and applied again without leaving any residue behind. The coating dries quickly, as a result, making it ideal for use in masonry applications where quick drying is a critical factor.
As a result, Liquid Thermal Insulation Coating is an excellent choice for many projects, where it meets both the practical need for thermal insulation and the aesthetic requirements for appearance and protection. It can also be used as a fire retardant. The material is especially useful for insulating structures that are located in high fire risk areas. In addition, it provides excellent sound control, with reduced transmission through gaps between the ceiling and wall surfaces. Because of these benefits, it is often used to reduce energy costs by achieving a balance between improved energy efficiency and reduction of the total cost of operating the structure.
There are two basic types of this reflective material. One type includes organic solvents, which are water-based, low density foams and oils. The other consists of polymers and other organic compounds, such as polyurethane, that are water-soluble. Common materials included in a Liquid Thermal Coating system include Teflon and aluminum oxide. The following are some of the more common characteristics of these coatings.
A TCC coating will reduce heat transfer through the thermal insulation by up to 40% and is also effective at reducing condensation. This means that the system will reduce condensation within the structure that could compromise the integrity of the materials over time. Condensation buildup is common in roofing and ceiling materials, which can cause damage to the structure, reduce its energy efficiency, and make the home smell bad. Liquid Thermal Coating can eliminate this problem, as well as provide insulation and protection against solar heat and noise.
The thickness of a TCC coating is dependent upon the thickness of your roof or ceiling. However, you should note that even very thin layers can help reduce condensation. If you have a roof that is slightly damaged or at least has cracks, then you should consider applying a coat of this reflective material on the affected area. In fact, if your structure has cracks, then you should ensure you apply a coating of thermal insulation as soon as possible to prevent further problems down the line.
In addition to helping to reduce condensation, a TCC coating is an excellent barrier to moisture. As moisture enters a structure, it will eventually expand, which will eventually cause dampness and moisture buildup. By providing a barrier, the thermal insulation will act as a sponge and soak up any moisture that might be able to penetrate the surface. In short, the TCC coating will trap any moisture that might be able to penetrate the roof or ceiling, making it an excellent solution for reducing condensation and protecting the structural integrity.
In addition to being used in various residential applications, this reflective material has also been utilized in a variety of industrial applications. For example, TCC has been utilized in roofing applications for years, and is now commonly seen on metal roofing shingles and granulated roofing shingles. Liquid Thermal Coating is also becoming increasingly popular with the installation of insulated ceilings in warehouses, schools, hospitals and other commercial establishments. Not only does the reflective coating to reduce the amount of heat that passes through the ceiling, but it also provides additional energy savings and thermal comfort for those using the enclosed space.
Installing a TCC coating on your ceiling or other enclosed space is the best way to prevent excessive condensation from building up. With this product you can eliminate up to 50% of the amount of water that ends up collecting on your roof or the interior of your space. Proper insulation and ventilation along with Liquid Ceramic Insulation will help to keep you dry and comfortable, even during the most extreme weather conditions.