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1) What is Super Therm®?

Super Therm® is a 21 century, breathable, ceramic liquid insulation technology that serves as both an insulation material and Building Wrap in one product. Super Therm® prevents the ability of heat to load and then move thru a surface. Super Therm® also blocks air and moisture infiltration, blocks 50% of sound waves while preventing mold and mildew growth. Super Therm® has a class A fire rating with a Zero (0) smoke and flame spread rating and will not contribute to flash fires!

2) What Astm testing verifies Super Therm® capabilities?

Over 28 separate ASTM test performed by federal accredited laboratories (see Certifications Icon at website www.spcinfo.com) verifies Super Therm® capabilities

3) What is the difference between Super Therm® and Traditional insulation?

There are many differences between Super Therm® and traditional insulation such as fiberglass and cellulous insulation. Super Therm® takes a innovative proactive approach to insulating surfaces by blocking the ability of most of the heat to load on the surface of interior walls, ceilings, exterior walls and roof. If the initial amount of heat load is minimized or blocked, then you do not need to use as much energy to keep buildings cooler in the summer or if the amount of heat that tries to leave the building or room during the winter is blocked or minimized, then you do not need as much energy to keep it warmer in the winter. Traditional insulation takes a reactive approach by relying on R-value to slow the transfer of heat. The operative phrase is that it “slows heat load not block it”. Unlike Super Therm®, traditional insulation allows 100% of the heat to load on the surface of walls, ceiling and roof. We have seen the results of this when its 3 am in the morning and the air conditioning is still running even though the sun has long set, costing money. The same happens in the winter with the furnace. Traditional insulation performance is even worse when moisture or air is present in the wall cavity, this creates a superhighway for energy to escape. For existing buildings Super Therm® is really the best option to prevent air and moisture infiltration and heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.

4) What is the R-value of Super Therm®?

Super does not have an R value as it does not allow for the loading of heat in the first place and therefore Super Therm® performance does not rely on its ability to slow the transfer of heat that has loaded on the surface of the building’s roof, walls or ceiling. Because of special ceramic used in Super Therm®, performance wise, Super Therm® has a high emissivity, the ability to block heat transfer, block air and moisture infiltration, this results in a performance, comparison wise, of better than a R-19

5) If I have Fiberglass in my walls or cellulous insulation in my attic, do I still need Super Therm® to reduce my heating cost?

Absolutely yes. Existing buildings and homes that use these insulation systems are very vulnerable to poor insulation performance as a result of air and moisture infiltration especially in the attic, ceiling and walls. As little as 1.5%moisture penetration can cripple R-Value performance of the insulation. It is almost impossible to prevent this from happening if your building does not have a breathable air and moisture barrier between the exterior sheathing and brick, siding or stucco. Super Therm® can fill that void without having to tear out the walls. Simply paint Super Therm® on interior walls and ceiling to not only block air and moisture penetration but to also keep heat in your building during the winter.

6) How does Super Therm® stop heat transfer?

Super Therm® has a composition of 4 unique ceramic compounds. Two are highly reflective; one is hollow and prevents heat from moving thru it and the other blocks infra red

7) Should I use Super Therm® on the outside of my building before I apply stucco,brick or siding?

Yes apply Super Therm® on the exterior sheathing prior to applying Stucco, brick, siding etc. to prevent heat gain, air and moisture penetration. By using Super Therm® to prevent heat gain, air and moisture infiltration, the exterior of your building will be weather tight and extremely energy efficient. Super Therm® will allow the Fiberglass insulation in your wall and ceiling to function properly by preventing air and moisture infiltration and by blocking most of the initial heat load while still breathing. Super Therm® is a better choice when compared to Tyvek because of Super Therm® ability to block heat transfer with the use of special ceramics and monolithic seal, while also preventing air and moisture infiltration.

8) Can I lower my heating cost by using Super Therm® on the interior of my house

Yes. Super Therm® has a tested emissivity of .91, which is the ability of Super Therm® to throw the interior convective heat off the wall and ceiling back into room to maintain interior heat. Super Therm® also blocks moisture load and airflow through walls/ceilings which causes heat to be lost or gained. Super Therm® blocks the airflow that carries warm air through structures which causes condensation in the wall cavity, leading to poor insulation performance of existing fiberglass in the wall. Airflow and moisture load can represent 40% of insulation failure. Super Therm® does all this while still breathing and keeping the heat inside during the winter. Super Therm® will allow gasses and trapped moisture vapors to transmit for a healthy and safe environments.

9) Should I use Super Therm® on my roof?

Yes, Super Therm® blocks 95% of solar radiation which includes Infra red, Visual Light and UV. Super Therm® is more than just an Elastomeric white coating that reflects Visual light. Visual light accounts for only 40% of the heat trying to enter the roof, UV 3% and Infra Red 57%. Super Therm® blocks 95% of all solar radiation. By applying Super Therm® on the roof, heat never loads, therefore you do not have to use as much energy to cool your building. Super Therm® is the head of the class when it comes to changing dark roofs white. By reducing initial heat load you significantly reduce air conditioning cost, prevent contraction and expansions, which reduce maintenance issues. Super Therm® will extend the life of your roof.

10) How does Super Therm® compare to an Elastomeric White Coating?

No Comparison other than they are both white coating. Elastomeric white coatings only reflect Visual light which is only 40% of the heat entering the building and when Elastomeric coatings get dirty they don’t perform as well. Super Therm® blocks 95% of all solar radiation including infra red which is 57% of the heat entering a building and UV which is 3% and Visual Light which is 40% of the heat load. Super Therm® also has a 20 year life span as compared to 10 for most Elastomeric white coatings. Super Therm® also is a certified water barrier.

11) How does Super Therm® compare with House Wraps like Tyvek?

Both Super Therm® and House Wraps have the ability to block air and moisture infiltration. Super Therm® has a tighter perm rating at 9.8 as compared to House Wraps that range between 23-28 perms. Super Therm® is a certified water and moisture barrier. Super Therm® is fluid applied to form a monolithic seamless seal that use ceramic technology to minimize the ability of surfaces to load with heat, thus providing measurable and verifiable insulation benefits thus insulating while blocking air and moisture infiltration. Wraps cannot provide insulation and air and water prevention at the same time. House Wraps typically requires fasteners / staples to mechanically attached to a wall or surface. The fasteners create thermal shorts which increase energy cost. House Wraps can only be used on the exterior of new construction application. Super Therm® can be used on the interior of buildings or homes and achieve the same results by painting it on the ceilings and walls. This will not only prevent air and water penetration but re insulate, keeping the heat in without tearing out the walls. Additionally, Super Therm® has the ability to block heat gain from the exterior as well. Super Therm® reduces sound noise by 50% and house Wraps do not reduce sound noise. Super Therm® has an anti mold and mildew inhibitor and House Wraps do not. Supertherm does not contribute to flash fire and has a zero smoke and flame spread rating and most House Wraps have a smoke and flame spread rating between 10-30. ant get better than zero.

12) What kind of finish does Super Therm® present when used on interior walls?

Super Therm® provides a smooth finish that is almost undetectable once it is painted over.

13) Is there any toxic chemicals in Super Therm®?

No Super Therm® is USDA approved to be used around food sources. Super Therm® is a water base coating

14) If I use Super Therm® on my ceiling and walls can I paint over to different colors?

YES. Super Therm® is a white coating. Once Super Therm® has dried, you may paint any color you desire over it when used on interior applications.

15) What is the thickness of Super Therm®?

Super Therm® is applied at 14-16 mils wet and 8-10 dry mils

16) What happens if I add water to Super Therm®?

You will alter the performance. Do not add water to Super Therm®

17) How long does Super Therm® last?

20 years

18) How is Super Therm® applied?

Super Therm® can be applied by commercial roller (¾’inch for exterior) apply in two coats, (½ or ¾ inch interior), brush (use soft or medium bristle brush, apply in two coats), airless or pot sprayed: tip size .029-.032; apply in one coat using crosshatch method. Add an additional coat for vertical surfaces.

19) Is a primer required prior to using Super Therm®?

Super Base primer is required when applying Super Therm® to dry surfaces like asphalt, cement cap sheets,tar, etc... Super Base is not required when applying on walls and ceiling

20) If my local Home Depot store in my area does not stock Super Therm®, what should I do?

Go to www.spcinfo.com and look under the icon that says "where to buy". You will find the special order SKU #892697. You can have the Home Depot store in your area special order the products for you using the special order SKU 892697. You can also go to the website and contact one of the stores listed on the website that have the product already on the floor. You can contact those stores directly and have them ship directly to you or you may have you local store call and transfer the products in for you to pick up at your local Home Depot. If you have any problems, call our help desk at 770-896-1925

21) Why is Super Therm® expensive

Super Therm® is a extremely durable insulation system that will last for 20 years. When you consider testing and field applications, Super Therm® typically has a 2-3 year payback. Life cycle cost wise it is very inexpensive. Particularly, when you consider that most existing buildings now pay more in energy cost than they should because the fiberglass has lost performance ability as a result of air and moisture infiltration. The choice is to remedy with a 2-3 year payback using Super Therm® or continue to give the Power companies more money than the cost of Super Therm® for the next 20 years as a result of inefficiency of the fiberglass. Additionally, by using Super Therm®, the labor cost to remedy existing and new construction buildings is far less.

22) Where should Super Therm® be used?

Anywhere you wish to control heat transfer. Super Therm® is not to be used under water

23) Can Super Therm® be used in all climates

Yes

24) Can Super Therm® be applied to metal? Wood? Other surfaces?

Super Therm® can be applied to a variety of surfaces on its own or with Super Base (HS) or SP Primer as a base coat for sealing.

Surfaces include:

25) Can Super Therm® be used for flat roofing?

Yes, Super Therm® creates an energy efficient flat roof when used in a multi-layer system with Super-Base (HS) and Mastic Sealing Tape. Use Enamo Grip or SP Seal Coat as a top coat. Super Therm® can be applied directly over most surfaces. Supertherm will block 95% of the solar heat trying to enter the building thus significantly reducing cooling and maintenance cost. If you reduce the amount of heat that loads on a roof then you don't need as much energy to keep the building cool. Less heat gain also means fewer repairs and maintenance issues that result from heat gain. Super Therm® is a much better choice that a plain Elastomeric white coating that only reflect visual light. Performance decrease when roofs get dirty. Visual light is only 40% on the solar heat entering a building. UV is 3% and Infra Red is 57%. Elastomeric white coatings cannot block Infra Red. Super Therm® blocks Infra Red, Uv and Visual light, only allowing a 5 % heat load.

26) Can Super Therm® be tinted or coated with another color?

Super Therm® can be tinted to a variety of colors. However, the darker colors can cause a reduction in performance depending upon color and environment. New infra red tints improve the performance of colors. Do not tint Supertherm on your own. Supertherm can only be tinted by special order at the factory. Minimum quanity required.

27) How is Super Therm® sold?

Super Therm® is sold in 5 gallon and 1gallon cans

28) Is Super Therm® ASTM tested to block sound?

Yes. Super Therm® has passed the ASTM E90 (Standard Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of building Partitions and ASTM E413 (Standard Classification for Determination of Sound Transmission class). Sound waves and heat waves travel the same frequency. When you block one you block the other.

29) What is R –value?

R Value is the measurement that describes the resistive capabilities of insulation to slow the transfer of heat from one point to another. R value insulation material never block heat load or transfer, they just slow the rate that it is absorbed. R-Value insulation will allow for 100% load of heat trying to enter or exit the building, which now has to be cooled or heated depending on what time of the year we are considering. Nevertheless once the building get’s hot as a result of 100% loading of heat or loss of heat during the winter, the building owner now has to pay for the energy required to remedy this problem. Super Therm® on the other hand minimize the amount of heat that can load which means you only pay for what loads rather than 100% of the heat load.

30) I have a metal roof on my building, can Super Therm® reduce my air conditioning bill?

Yes. The Metal roof over your building on a 80 degree day produces a surface temperature on the roof of approx. 188 degrees. It’s basically like having a pizza oven on top of your building. Super Therm® will reduce the surface temperature to approx. 95 degrees. That’s the norm and the impact on your air conditioning cost is significant. Additionally, because the surface temperature is siginificantly lower with the use of Super Therm®, the thermal swing are fewer and less impactful, which would translate to fewer maintenance issues.