Mr. Truck 6-28-10
June 28, 2010
Imagine you’re a horse in a metal trailer during August – it’s hot, you’re hot and sweaty. The roof is popping as it expands from the heat, keeping you worried and on edge. The whole trailer radiates with heat like a pressure cooker. All you want to do is throw yourself to the floor and colic. Of course your owner is in the truck with the AC on all the way, listening to a Taylor Swift CD and slurping on a Big Gulp.
Now, think about the trailer being 20 to 30 degrees cooler, the roof isn’t popping like a loose tarp in a windstorm and there’s no condensation dripping on your nose.
Temp-Coat ceramic liquid insulation can make as much as 30 degrees difference inside your trailer. Our testing was in May, averaging 20 to 25 degrees most of the time. Imagine what July and August would be like? That’s the difference between needing Air Conditioning and not, and not needing a generator to mostly run the AC. Dry camping could last longer. Temp-Coat is a green product that is cool to the touch. This is cutting-edge trailer, building and barn insulation technology.
Brian Jaeger, president of Innovative Green Solutions, applied Temp-Coat on my aluminum roofed horse trailer. We split the roof in half with the front half above my dressing room and the second half above the horse stalls. We attached two wire probes, treated and untreated, outside and the same two inside. The Omega data logger collected temperature from the four sensors.
The big difference was how much heat made it inside. The wire on untreated aluminum was open, with the majority of the untreated roof shaded by my deck. With the rear uncovered, the heat would have build up even more. The chart shows temperatures inside the trailer under the roof. Looking at the chart temperature difference between treated and untreated roof inside, is dramatic.
Temp-Coat has been approved and used by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. Temp-Coat is an innovative and environmentally safe ceramic insulation.
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Temp-Coat was first developed for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration -USA) as an insulated coating for the U.S. Space Shuttle. It’s success in those applications has brought it to the forefront of commercial, industrial and residential applications.
The ceramic coating is light, thin and improves the looks of most trailer roofs. Climb up and look at most brands of horse trailer roofs, it looks like third grader applied the sealant. Temp-Coat has an elastic finish that moves with your roof. Trailer manufactures have constant problems sealing aluminum roofs because of the expansion and contraction of aluminum, causing stretching rivets, bolts and sealant.
Think about the black streaks that roll down the sides of your aluminum horse trailer. Temp-Coat prevents oxygen and condensation from reaching the roof, preventing corrosion. Liquid Ceramic insulation is non toxic and totally green for the environment. It is made from air filled ceramic and silicon beads so it is impervious to mold and mildew. It also has an acoustic dampening barrier and is flame retardant. The ceramic coating sticks to almost anything.
Summer is almost here and it’s about toasty trailer time. Ever ride in the back of your horse trailer on a hot day? Normally application of this product would be done in a factory or a shop, but Brian Jaeger is mobile and can come to you. He came to my yard, washed the trailer, scuffed the surface and taped it. Two coats of Temp-Coat put the thickness at 40 mil with R20 insulation equivalent. It only took two hours to dry. Now I have a cool quiet trailer. When Logan Coach installs my Living Quarters, Brian will coat the inside of my trailer for sound deadening and more insulation. We’ll use the probes again to measure what temperature differences we get.
Ceramic coating your buildings like your horse barn or shop, have the same benefits for noise and insulation.
For more information, please visit http://www.CeramicRoofs.com or call (303) 619-7124.
Kent Sundling (alias “Mr. Truck”) spent 20 years wearing out pickup trucks as only a farmer could. With over 1 million miles pulling trailers, Mr. Truck has a unique collection of truck and farm stories that will educate and entertain. Mr.Truck gave up his bib overalls and John Deeres in his quest to save the farm and moved to the big city to sell trucks. After selling trucks for 10 years, this farmer now writes for eight magazines and owns over two dozen Web sites, helping folks find the “Right Truck.” If you have a question for Mr. Truck, you may contact him at his Web site, http://www.mrtruck.net.