The ceramic coatings that are brought into use are not given an R-value rating, rather their measurement are made by their emissivity ability. This means the ability to reflect heat and the amount of heat that is on the surface of a structure.
There are three forms of heat, Ultra Violet, light that is visible and the infrared light (IR); therefore blocking the heat buildup is not an easy task. If good quality of ceramic insulating coatings is used, you will be able to block all the three forms of heat. The IR form of heat which actually builds up about 57 percent of the heat on a building can also be effectively checked by the insulated coatings.
Therefore, consumers should carefully distinguish between the reflective coatings and the real insulating coatings. This is because the reflective coatings cannot block all types of heat and can perform only when it is clean.
You can also apply the insulating ceramic coatings as an exterior surface coating to the roof and sides of your building. This coating can be applied to all types of roof surfaces such as metal, asphalt, aluminum or felt and the sidings can be made out of aluminum, rubber and vinyl.
There are some ceramic insulating coatings which have additional functions like moisture migration prevention and thus this type of coating also bring about great savings through moisture management. There are also some ceramic coatings which can control the mold and mildew and are sound proof and fire resistant.