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- 1. QUESTION: What are the thermal
properties of the #7020 SNOWBRITE, #7595 PERMABOND,
- #7525 PERMAKOTE® and #5790 METAL-PRIME?
ANSWER: Of the Four Products, only SNOWBRITE and PERMAKOTE®
contain a mixture of ceramics. We
- replace the inexpensive fillers with high quality ceramic
pigments and microscopic hollow ceramic borosilicates
- to provide insulating and soundproofing properties.
PERMAKOTE® contains a higher concentration of ceramics,
- so thermal properties will be better than SNOWBRITE.
This question does not have a specific answer because
- there are many variables to consider such as: How many
coats and how thick the coating is applied (mils), the
- surface (substrate) the coating is being applied to,
atmospheric conditions, etc. Each project will provide different
- results depending on the many variables, see PERMAKOTE® R-VALUE GRAPH and THERMAL
OTHER NATIONWIDE PRODUCTS with CERAMIC Content: CERAMIC SHIELD, CERAMIC FORCE®,
- ULTRA TEX, ULTRA KOTE, ULTRA KOTE XL,
ENCAPSULGAURD, BUS-KOTE, SNOWBRITE, INSULKOTE,
- PERMAKOTE® and PERMAKOTE PLUS®.
2. QUESTION: What is the R-value of the above, and how do these values
compare with mass insulation?
ANSWER: There is no R-Value yet for liquid coatings, but it can produce
an insulation equivalent of up to R-17,
- and when used on exterior roofs (PERMAKOTE®) and walls
(ULTRA SEAL) using our Standard White Color, we
- can achieve equivalent R-values of up to R-24 because of
the high reflective values of the coatings.
3. QUESTION: How does PERMAKOTE® outperform 4 inches of foam insulation?
ANSWER: The foam insulation is placed on the UNDER-SIDE of the roof,
while PERMAKOTE® is coated on the
- TOP-SIDE of the roof. When temperatures are taken under
the roof, PERMAKOTE outperforms the insulation
- because of the Ceramic Content that dissipates the heat
and the High Reflective Value.
4. QUESTION: What's the difference between a radiant heat barrier (Nationwide Product) and a
conductive heat barrier?
ANSWER: Nationwides Ceramic Coatings will reduce heat in both
forms. Radiant Heat could be heat from the
- sun that is absorbed and dissipated by the coatings, while
conductive heat would travel through the surface,
- such as exposed metal on a metal roof, but once it
encounters the coating, the heat will also dissipate.
5. QUESTION: Define dry film thickness, theoretical coverage, and solids
by volume, solids by weight,
- in relationship to Nationwide Products?
ANSWER(S): FILM THICKNESS: is measured in mils or
microns. 1 mil = .001 inches = 25.4 microns. Nationwide
- Chemical Coatings uses mils as the mode of measuring film
thickness. A 100% Solids Material applied at 100 square
- feet per gallon = 16 mils wet film thickness and 16 mils
dry film thickness (since it is 100% solids, there is nothing
- to evaporate). Therefore a 50% Solids Material applied at
100 square feet per gallon = 16 mils wet film thickness
- and 8 mils dry film thickness.
Theoretical Coverage or Theoretical Spread Rate: Allows for application loss (such as
material lost while spraying),
- and surface irregularities when determining working
SOLIDS BY VOLUME: the volume of the non-volatile portion of paint/coating
divided by the total volume, expressed
- as a percent. A 1 Gallon can of Paint that had 50% solids
by volume would equal a 1/2 gallon of total solids.
SOLIDS BY WEIGHT: the portion of a paint/coating that remains as part of
the dry film thickness expressed as weight.
- A 1 Gallon can of paint that weighs 12 pounds and had 50%
solids by weight would equal 6 pounds of total solids.
6. QUESTION: Will Nationwides Ceramic Coatings provide additional
insulation value if the dry film thickness is increased?
ANSWER: Yes, but will be cost effective with 2 or 3 coats, the added
insulation value will be cost prohibitive after
- 25 to 30 mils of dry film thickness is reached.
7. QUESTION: What is the impact of color relative to reflectivity on
Nationwides Ceramic Coatings?
- ANSWER: Nationwides Standard Bright
White Color is the most efficient, once even a little bit of color is added,
- reflective properties are dramatically decreased, see COLOR VALUE CHART.
8. QUESTION: What surfaces need special preparation?
ANSWER: All surfaces must be clean and dry. Rust must be treated. Request a product data sheet for information.
9. QUESTION: What is the thermal transmittance value (U-factor) and how
does it apply to Nationwide Products.
ANSWER: See Thermal Emittance Report.
10. QUESTION: What is the average shelf life for Nationwide Products?
ANSWER: The minimum shelf life is One Year. We have found many of our
products to be stable, if not opened,
- for up to 3 years. Nationwide uses one of the highest
quality IN-CAN-PRESERVATIVES available on the market.
11. QUESTION: If Nationwides Ceramic Coatings keeps the heat out
during the summer, will it keep the heat in
- during the winter?
ANSWER: Nationwides Ceramic Coatings are much more effective in
keeping the heat out in the summer, but will,
- to a lesser degree, keep the heat in during the winter.
12. QUESTION: How do you prove the fact that Nationwides Ceramic
Coatings are effective and that it is
- as good or better than traditional insulation?
ANSWER: Depending upon the specific application, we cannot replace
traditional insulation, but we can add to
- the insulating value of certain projects. The fact that
the coatings are so easy to apply and can be used most
- anywhere, particularly in places where traditional
insulation can not be used, makes it an acceptable substitution.
13. QUESTION: What is the effect of applying a clear coating on top of
ANSWER: A clear product such as our PERMACLEAR or ULTRA CLEAR
can be used over our pigmented products
- for aesthetic value (gloss) and extra protection. The
clear products can only be applied over FULLY CURED
- (minimum 30 days Full Cure Time) compatible latex
14. QUESTION: Why is it that Nationwide Products have such high solar
ANSWER: Nationwides Exterior Coatings are formulated with not only
Titanium Dioxide, but with a mixture of
- Trade Secret pigments, which actually enhance
the reflective values.
15. QUESTION: What is the temperature range of service for the Nationwide
ANSWER: Nationwides Ceramic Coatings will perform at most any
temperature, but we find that the products perform
- the best at temperatures above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, but
not to exceed 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
16. QUESTION: Will Nationwides Ceramic Coatings be effective on
ANSWER: Nationwides Ceramic Coatings can be used on tanks and
pipes, we have had many customers use the
- products successfully on steam pipes (not over 400 degrees
Fahrenheit), but we can not warranty these applications
- because there are too many variables involved in the
service of the coating on steam pipes.
- Recommended Products: ULTRAKOTE or ULTRAKOTE
17. QUESTION: What is the most effective way to correct a bubbling or
blistering problem on a roof?
ANSWER: Bubbling or Blistering on a roof surface is caused by Gas
Checking, which is trapped gases that can be
- formed by moisture, asphaltic emulsion, chemicals, etc.
When a blister occurs, simply cut an X in the blister and let
- it dry out thoroughly. Once dry apply a liberal amount of
PERMABOND under the flaps of the X to glue it down. Once
- the PERMABOND is dry, you can coat over with any of our
Roof Coating Products.
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NATIONWIDE's CONTACT INFORMATION:
Business Hours: (M-F 8am-5pm EST)
Telephone: 941.753.7500 U.S.
Toll Free: 1.800.423.7264
Fax: 941.753.1773 (24 Hour Dedicated Fax)
PROTECTIVE COATING MFRS., INC.
7106 24th Court East
Florida 34243 U.S.A.
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resulting from acts of providence, owner or their agents, are not the responsibility of NPCMI
and under no circumstances shall NPCMI
be liable in any respects to the building, its
contents or for any consequential or incidental damages. Leaks are required to be repaired
prior to the application of any coating and therefore are not covered under any warranty.
Warranties are Limited to Material Only (see Limitations below), Labor is not included.
Nationwide does not Warranty for Labor of any Kind.
implied warranty, including warranty of fitness for a particular use
or purpose, and warranty of merchantability, is limited in duration to the express
warranty based on the Individual Product's Warranty, unless a shorter period is
by law. If no Warranty is stated for a specific product then the maximum warranty will be
One Year from date of Purchase. If a Product has a specific Warranty and a Warranty was
not applied for using a Warranty Registration Certificate, the maximum warranty will be
One Year from Date of Purchase. NPCMI shall not be liable for incidental
or consequential damages or for damage to the building, its
contents, or its
occupants. NPCMI's liability is limited to the
reasonable replacement cost of product that has been fully paid for and shall be limited
to defective product in the affected area only, whether any claim against it
is based upon strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty or any other theory or
cause of action. Venue in reference to any Product of Nationwide shall be Manatee County,
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COATING MFRS., INC.
June 28, 2016