Painting roofs and inner and outer walls of the house during construction is ideal. This way, additional insulation layers can be added on top of roVa Shield. Applying roVa Shield between the wooden panel and traditional insulation material such as rock wool or glass wool will provide added thermal protection and insulation compared to conventional insulation systems. roVa Shield will also provide protection against water and condensation due to the hydrophobic nature of aerogel, the main performance ingredient.
Applying roVa Shield on concrete walls in buildings greatly improves the overall insulation performance of the wall and simultaneously, provides a water and moisture barrier. In the case of installing additional insulation layer with conventional insulation material, roVa Shield prevents condensation and moisture from forming and entering the conventional insulation material, and as a result, protects the conventional insulation material to perform to its fullest potential. Otherwise, moisture from condensation will seap through the insulation material and deteriorate its performance permanently.
Construction photos show painting roVa Shield over the concrete wall and wooden support beams. roVa Shield will provide the dual function of insulation and moisture barrier, and therefore, conventional insulation material can be installed directly on top of roVa Shield for added layer of insulation. For most situations, roVa Shield as a finishing layer will be sufficient.
Apartment walls facing the outside are often not insulated enough and this causes condensation to occur, resulting in mold generation. Applying roVa Shield reduces the temperature difference between the wall surface and the ambient room temperature, thereby effectively eliminating the root cause of the condensation and mold generation. Don’t be fooled by anti-fungal paints in the market claiming as insulation paints. They are often times elastic coatings which merely absorb water and “hide” the moisture from the naked eye. When the room conditions improve, the moisture they hold are dried off. However, they can only hold so much, and if the cold weather persists, the elastic coating will hold on to the moisture for too long, causing mold to appear and grow rapidly. Don’t hide the problem. Eliminate the problem, with roVa Shield.
Container offices and homes are convenient spaces but the walls are too thin to provide adequate insulation. Heating and cooling costs run high for these units. Applying roVa Shield inside and/or outside will provide thermal insulation without sacrificing space. For outer walls, roVa Shield Black Label Aerogel Insulation Coating will provide the thermal insulation needed, and applying roVa Shield Aerogel Top Coating on top will provide protection against harsh weather. roVa Shield Aerogel Top Coating can be color-matched with ordinary color dye.
A 40 ft. container office was painted with roVa Shield Black Label for the side walls as well as the roof, with a thickness of 1mm~1.5mm (0.04″~0.06″). On a very hot Summer day where afternoon temperatures reached 43oC(109oF), the temperatures of the roof surface and the office interior were measured, both before and after the paint job. Applying roVa Shield lowered the roof surface temperature by more than 19oC(31oF) and the office interior temperature by more than 9oC(16oF). This resulted in using less electricity to air condition the office, thereby saving energy cost. As seen by the large drop in roof surface temperature, roVa Shield is also an ideal choice for “Cool roof” projects.
In the video, the equipment used is an airless sprayer from Graco, model name Mark-X, with both RAC and LTX series tip. It has a maximum working pressure of 3300 psi (227 bar, 22.7 MPa). In case of tip size, for roVa Shield Black Label, we recommend using number 4~6 for the LTX series. (For example, LTX621 has a tip size of 6)
Movable houses are becoming popular for their versatile uses. However, to keep the weight to a minimum and to save space, the walls are not adequately insulated. Similar to the case with container offices and homes, applying roVa Shield will provide much needed thermal insulation without sacrificing space.
roVa Shield is excellent at not only thermal insulation but also sound and vibration dampening. Applying roVa Shield to building ceiling insulates the floor from heat and cold coming from the ceiling, dampens sound that are bouncing off the ceiling, and dampens vibrations coming down the ceiling from the floor above. This is especially useful in public areas in buildings such as cafes and restaurants.
Roof Tops "Cool Roof"
Hot Summer days under the strong sunlight can really heat up roof tops and ceilings underneath. roVa Shield SR Solar Reflective Coating will reflect the thermal rays from the sun (with 89% reflectivity!) to keep the roof tops cool and prevent it from heating up. In addition, the aerogel insulation of roVa Shield SR provides additional thermal barrier to keep the warm outside temperature from penetrating to the inside, keeping the interior nice and cool.
This 2-in-1 functionality of roVa Shield SR serves as an excellent solution for Cool Roof projects. Moreover, the aerogel insulation of roVa Shield SR will insulate the warm interior from the cold weather outside during Winter time, working throughout the year and all weather conditions to keep your house and building well insulated.
In the comparison video, a concrete roof top was painted with roVa Shield SR, and a week later, surface temperatures were compared for coated versus uncoated raw surfaces. The measurement was taken on a hot summer afternoon with temperatures reaching 37°C (99°F). The raw concrete surface, heated from the strong sunlight, measures 65°C (149°F) whereas roVa Shield SR coated surface measures 35°C (95°F). A huge drop in temperature over 30°C (54°F) just by applying roVa Shield SR!