Summer is on its way, which means blazing hot days, air conditioners working at full speed, and weekends spent at our beautiful sandy beaches.
Each morning, you apply SPF 100+ to ensure that you are properly protected from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. What about your house, though? It will be exposed to direct sunlight 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with nowhere to go.
This results in fading roof tiles, weathered driveways, garage doors, and even faded interior windows.
To assist you in protecting your property this summer, we’ve compiled a list of heat-resistant materials that will keep your home looking brand new all year.
Concrete with a Decorative Finish
By its natural propensity to stay cool underfoot, liquid limestone is one of the most popular outdoor flooring options. No more charred toes? That is extremely valuable. Liquid limestone is ideal for patios and alfrescos, driveways, and pool surrounds.
It’s not just heat resistant and non-slip, but also incredibly durable, low-maintenance, and can last a lifetime if properly cared for. A concrete sealer should be used to help retain its natural beauty and prevent it from stains and any cracks all year long.
Fire blankets, for example, are well-known heat-resistant goods. You’ve most likely seen them in movies and on television, and you could even have one in your closet. They can put out tiny fires fast and reduce the chance of disasters.
They’re made of fire-resistant textile sheets that are stretched over a fire to suffocate it by preventing oxygen from reaching it. Small blankets are constructed of fiberglass and/or Kevlar and folded into cylindrical boxes for simple access in the kitchen or at home.
Fire blankets are also available for use in laboratories and industries, however, they are much larger. This sort of blanket is made of wool that has been treated with a flame-retardant solution. These are kept in vertical, quick-release holders so they can be quickly retrieved as required.
Heat Resistant Tapes
We can utilize heat-resistant tapes in situations where standard tapes would fail due to excessive pressure and temperature. They are also cheap.
Because of the low coefficient of expansion, it has a shrinking property. Even if the tape is working under multiple washes and dry cycles, you don’t need to be concerned about its size and tension. They can withstand saltwater, chlorine, and sweat.
They’re employed in the heat press and high-temperature sublimation techniques like plate and mug printing. For specialist projects, there are a variety of heat-resistant tapes available, such as high bulk glass fiber tapes with a heavy covering of iron oxide and red silicon rubber.
Heat-resistant tapes are available in a variety of widths, lengths, thicknesses, and colors, giving you plenty of options for customizing your purchase. They can withstand temperatures of up to 1650 degrees Celsius.
Heat Resistant Sealants
Sealants are materials that fill the spaces between solid sections of a machine to make it more resistant to heat and pressure. They come in two varieties: liquid foam and cement. To seal machined joints and threads, liquid foam sealant is employed.
This material allows for tight sealing tolerances. Cement sealants are generally used to conceal uneven surfaces.
Sealants can maintain a temperature ranging from 315°F to 1500°F (157°C to 816°C). They can also use heat to adequately cure the seal in a very short amount of time. Because of their low shrinkage and expansion coefficient, they are used in precise work.
These materials’ seals may also withstand harmful substances such as hydrocarbons, ammonia, brine, acids, and mild alkalis. They also limit the amount of damage caused by vibration and stress.
When a tight and strong seal is required, sealants are applied. They’re employed in industries like power generation, heavy equipment, automotive, oil, steel, chemical, marine, and more because of their incredible qualities.
They’re utilized in boilers, steam turbines, refrigeration lines, compressors, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, condensers, and other hydraulic and thermodynamic systems to fix leaks.
Let’s be completely obvious: outdoor paint and indoor paint are not the same things. When it comes to exterior paint for your home, it must be able to survive the harsh Australian climate, which includes heavy rain, ice (hail or snow), intense heat, UV radiation, and, of course, local wildlife.
Seaside homes, in particular, are exposed to salt and sand, necessitating the use of high-performance paints to prevent corrosion.
Whether you’re painting exterior walls or your roof, you’ll need to think about the type of building material: wood, masonry, or brick, as well as a color scheme that complements the rest of your house.
Hybrid flooring is a ground-breaking product that blends the best of both worlds — vinyl and laminate — to create a traditional hardwood look that is also incredibly resilient and waterproof.
The limestone composite core, which is heat resistant and 100% waterproof, is what makes it so resistant to changing temperatures. It’s also ideal for households with pets because it’s odor-proof.
This flooring is ideal for any room in your house that is subjected to UV rays or dampness, such as the kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom.
Hybrid flooring, like luxury vinyl planks, is simple to install and uses a click and lock mechanism with the boards sliding into place. Hybrid flooring is a great way to keep your property looking new for years to come while surviving the heat.
Say goodbye to those annoying solar panels and hello to the solar roofs. The tiles are highly durable and come with a lifetime warranty, but they come at a price, and it’s a steep one.
The bottom line
Now it’s time to take your efforts outside and modify your landscaping to keep your home cool. Planting huge trees or full shrubs near your windows will provide shade and help deflect heat-inducing sunlight.
It’s not always easy to keep your home cool when the weather is sweltering.
However, if you consider the materials used in your home, make some alterations to your windows, and even improve your landscaping, your home will be nearly heatproof this summer, allowing you to keep cool and comfortable.