Custom Painting Inc
Residential & Commercial Painting Blog
Apr 24

Written by: Mark Thissell
4/24/2015 10:25 PM 

House Painting in Concord Can Help You Save on Energy CostsYou may not have known this before but house painting in Concord not only beautifies your home but it can also help you save on energy costs. It may seem unbelievable, but the right kind of paint can affect your energy bills.

You may have noticed that some households prefer to paint their rooms mostly white (or a relatively lighter shade) and for very good reasons. It's not just because white is cheap and goes well with anything (which it does), but it is also because white makes the room appear bigger and brighter.

During the daytime, lighter colors reflect the sunlight that enters through the windows. In this way, a home can rely on natural lighting to brighten a room. You don't need to switch your lights on during the day. This can help you save on electricity and energy bills. Dark paints will absorb the light, making the room much darker.

It's not only the matter of brightness that lies between lighter-colored and darker-colored paints. Paint color will also affect a room's temperature. For example, imagine two rooms -- one painted in black and the other painted in white. It's a particularly warm day, and the heat from the outside is slowly creeping into each room. Enter each room and feel the difference. Notice that the black-painted room gets considerably warmer, while a white-painted room remains cooler.

Why is that so? It's because walls painted in black absorb heat and then release it, therefore warming up the room. While a white room, on the other hand, reflects the heat and then circulates it back out the open windows. This can eliminate the need for cooling fans, ceiling fans, and air conditioners which will help you save on your energy bill in the process.

It is recommended that your walls are painted white, or especially if you live in warmer regions. Walls that are painted white (or painted in a relatively lighter shade) can help you save on energy costs, from lighting down to the cooling.

With rising utility prices, it is a good idea to insulate your house especially for the colder months. If you decide not to use the heater as much, as a way to lower your utility bills, you can buy and apply insulating paints, or insulating additives for paints. Certain insulating paints are specially formulated for walls and some are for roofs. Most of these paints are reinforced with ceramic properties that shield the painted surface with a thick rubber, which acts as a thermal barrier. These insulating paints, reportedly, keep the heat in and circulate it around the room, and keep the cold out, which is ideal for chillier seasons. Many manufacturers claim that applying insulating paints will help you attain dramatic savings.

Painting your rooms a darker color for the cooler months can be helpful, since dark paint colors tend to absorb heat, making the room feeling much warmer.

If saving on your utility bills is important, house painting in Concord might do the trick. To get the most benefit from insulating paints, buy only the best quality paints for your budget.

Tags:
 

Fremont, Hayward Area
(510) 795-0903

Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton Area
(925) 294-8062

San Ramon, Danville, Alamo Area
(925) 866-9610

Walnut Creek, Concord Clayton, Pleasant Hill Lafayette, Orinda Area (925) 686-0903


Swatch Book


Exclusive discounts
Click here for Exclusive discounts, special offers, or more information



Search Blog

AS OF 2006, THE CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD REQUIRES ANY CONTRACTOR THAT DOES HOME IMPROVEMENT WORK EXCEEDING $500.00 TO HAVE A STATE APPROVED CONTRACT SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER AND THE COMPANY THAT IS DOING THE WORK. THE CONTRACTOR IS ALSO REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAND YOU A FORM THAT LETS YOU KNOW WHETHER THEY DO OR DO NOT CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE.

Did you know there are over 16,000 painting contractors in California? Custom Painting, Inc. suggests that you please choose wisely.

Testimonials
Your carpenters are very neat and professional, we are happy with all the work they did in our home. [more»]
Mary Chu
-
Your crew was very professional and on time every morning. My home looks beautiful and I will tell everyone I know what a great job you did. [more»]
Lori Bond
-
We are very happy with the work your company did in our home. Gene made us feel at ease with the process of the work. [more»]
Nina Robinson
-
Your men are everything I was looking for in a painting business. Thank you. [more»]
Barbara Baxter
-
Mark please forward this to Norman. Norman was prompt with his calls and when we had appointments for the estimate and color consultations. [more»]
Stan Cartwright
-
Great job we enjoyed your guys please use us as a reference. [more»]
Marty Tritt
-
Sergio and his crew did a wonderful job on my house. They were clean and detailed. Thanks for a wonderful job. [more»]
Michelle Keanrey
-
My wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with the work Pablo and the guys did at our home. Pablo helped us with a couple of issues of where colors should start and stop. [more»]
Greg Parson
-
Thank you for the great job. Your guys are nice. [more»]
Mark Applegate
-
I am a very picky person when it comes to my home and I would like to thank you for the most pleasant experience I have ever had with anyone that has work in my home [more»]
Ann Wong
-
Kevin thanks for the pleasant experience. [more»]
Mike Lipton
-
Love the work done at my home. My friends are jealous because my home looks fantastic. [more»]
Nancy Yin
-
Rick and Gene did a perfect job installing my molding. Not only was the job impeccable but their clean up every day was excellent. [more»]
Amy Johnson
-
Just want to let you know your guys did a great job. [more»]
Pat Slater
-
I would like to thank Custom Painting for one of the easiest painting experiences I have had. Kevin’s quick response to my phone calls was unexpected and I was very pleased. [more»]
Chris Newman
-
Mark thanks for the excellent service your company gave me. From the time your estimator showed up (on time) until the painters left, it was a very pleasant experience.... [more»]
Steve Cheonis
-

Residential & Commercial Painting Services, Custom Molding Installation, Acoustic Ceiling Removal by Custom Painting, Inc. – We are a Licensed and Insured Provider working across the Bay Area, the East Bay, San Ramon, Danville, Livermore, Fremont, Pleasanton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Lathrop, and Manteca.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pintrest Linked In Instagram Youtube