From: Ken Easley, Vice President Flintco, Inc
I recently had the opportunity to try Atlas Thermal Coatings on my home in Cedar Crest, NM. I own a remodeled Ski Chalet by the Sandia Ski Resort - elevation approximately 7,000 feet at my home. Living in such an area and with the rising cost of energy I have been very energy conscious. With the furnace in my home that is propane fueled I figure that my daily cost for heating to be $14.00 a day. After purchasing a new 90% efficiency HVAC system it dropped to $11.00 a day. We purchased a pellet stove and heating costs dropped to $8.00 a day. A friend told me about these new thermal coatings and I had the products applied to 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, my living room and one exterior wall on my worst exposure and to my surprise and delight my daily heating cost dropped to $4.00 a day by just painting! I don't have to use my furnace anymore, I just use my pellet stove and it is on the other side of the house from the thermal painting. Needless to say I am very pleased with the performance of Atlas Thermal Coatings and will be painting the rest of my home with the coatings as soon as the snow melts. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. I have already recommended these coatings to my many construction clients and architects that we here at Flintco Construction Solutions work with.
Sincerely,Ken Easley, Vice President
From: Eric Lauren Schwaner, UNM
To: Preferred Painting, Bob Cote
Subject: Ceramic Coating Memo
Thanks for letting me know about the ceramic coatings from Atlas Thermal Coatings that you used as a test on my house. I have been extremely pleased with the results. Your suggestion to use the ceramic interior paint and ceramic exterior acrylic coating has made a noticeable difference in the interior
As you might recall, my house is built with 2x4 wood framing which only allows for insulation with an R-value of 13. The master bedroom is on the Southwest comer of the house and got extremely warm from the afternoon summer sun. By installing the exterior coating and interior paint on the walls of this room, the combined insulating value of the products reduced the interior summer temperature by as much as 10 degrees F. Not only was this small change noticeable when you walk into the room, it actually reduced our summer cooling bill by about $15.00 a month. The difference during winter has also been quite noticeable. Our bedroom is now the warmest room in the house.
Another improvement is the reduction of exterior noise in this room. I remember our conversation regarding the notion that the ceramic materials in the coatings act as a sound deadening material. I'm pleased to tell you that it works! When I finally get around to replacing the old single pane windows I'm sure the noise reduction will be even better.
I will be contacting you soon to schedule the installation of the exterior coating on the rest of my house. As well as repainting the rest of the interior with the ceramic paint. I also want to discuss using the ceramic roof coating on my roof.
Senior Construction Mgr. Office of Capital Projects University of New Mexico
1818 Camino del Servicio, Ste. 146 MSC074210
June 19, 2008 VIA E-MAIL ONLY
Thank you. Since having the thermal coatings applied, I love pulling into my driveway and looking at my house. As I am sure you recall, when you first came to my house, the entire exterior had hundreds of surface cracks which seemed to follow the lines of the rastra block. I called it a “checkerboard.” Now, the house looks immaculate, and I have every reason to expect that the coatings will do what they are warranted to do: I will be one of few lucky Taoseñas who do not have to look at cracks in the stucco.
I was home during the process, and I am glad that I was as it allowed me to see the application. I could not believe it: after the clear base sealer was applied, 80-85% of the cracks were gone! It was amazing! My house was the first time the contractor I chose applied the coatings. I know they were all likewise impressed with the impact these coatings after each application.
I am proud to own an eco-friendly home, and since the coatings are water based, it remains so. I also have a lot of passive solar gain, which during the summer can sometimes be uncomfortable. Although it has been very warm lately, the temperature in the hottest room in the house during the summer, my bedroom, has not gone above 83 degrees. Prior to have the coatings applied, by now the temperature would have read around 87 or 88 degrees. Moreover, I am impressed that the temperature in the home pretty much stays within 10 degrees. I expect the same to hold true during the winter. With the way prices of everything are rising, it is very plausible that this product will pay for itself in 10 years just from the savings in energy bills.
Thank you also for being so helpful during the entire process: from assuring me that no, cracks do not necessarily have to be a part of life in a house in Taos, to obtaining bids from those local contractors who are certified to apply this coating, to coming by several times during the process to make sure things were going as they should. I continue to recommend this product to several people. I thank you and Tracy for recommending it to me.
Alta Vista Drive
We know that feeling of something that sounds too good to be true. But where we come from, you better be able to back up what you say. As in, "the proof is in the puddin'!"*
* Perhaps it's a sign of our increasingly fast-paced, short-attention-span society that even our old proverbs are being shortened and clipped down from the original full sayings. Word Detective and other etymology sites pointed out that the phrase originated as "the proof of the pudding is in the eating." It means that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use. The meaning is often summed up as "results are what count." Courtesy ask.yahoo.com