With traditional epoxy coating companies, winter application was never an option. However, due to our unique formula, Lifetime Green Coatings can be applied in a wider range of temperatures with stronger resistance to cold-weather damage, finally putting winter applications on the table.
Why Consider Winter for Your Garage Floor Coating?
Why coat your garage during winter? There are a number of unexpected benefits of scheduling your garage floor makeover during the cooler months, a time often overlooked due to concerns about epoxy garage floor temperature limitations.
1. Quick Drying Time:
While most people tend to think of epoxy coatings as the most common coating option, especially with the abundance of DIY epoxy floor coating kits, epoxy coatings often fall short in terms of drying time, especially in cold weather.
This is where Lifetime Green Coatings makes a significant difference. Engineered for rapid curing, even in lower temperatures, it addresses one of the main drawbacks of traditional epoxy. Homeowners can enjoy a swift return to using their garage, a convenience rarely afforded by standard epoxy solutions in winter.
2. Eco-Friendly and Safe:
Traditional epoxy coatings often come with a trade-off between performance and safety, particularly in terms of toxic fumes and the need for ventilation. Applying in winter poses a particular challenge as coatings with high-VOC content have less ventilation than in the summer. As the coating dries, the smell will be stronger inside the house, and there is a greater risk of exposure to harsh and toxic chemicals. As explained above, the chance for exposure is heightened as epoxy coatings need even longer drying times in the winter.
Lifetime Green Coatings, in contrast, offers an eco-friendly and safe alternative. Its non-toxic nature is a significant advantage, especially during the winter when ventilation can be challenging. This makes Lifetime Green Coatings not just a practical choice but also a safer one for families and pets.
3. Year-Round Application:
Epoxy coatings typically require temperatures ranging from 60 to 90 degrees for application, limiting their suitability during colder months across the country. Even polyaspartic coatings require a range from 40 to 100 degrees.
Lifetime Green Coatings transcends this limitation with its ability to be applied in a broader range of temperatures. This flexibility ensures that garage floor renovations are no longer constrained by the season, making Lifetime Green Coatings a more versatile and practical choice than traditional epoxy.
4. Energy Efficient:
Lifetime Green Coatings boasts an impressive R-6 insulating factor value. R-values measure how much resistance a material has to heat flow per inch of depth. A higher R-value indicates higher resistance to heat flow in and out of your space. Ultimately, this means that Lifetime Green Coatings helps keep your space warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, maximizing the comfort in your space.
The durability of epoxy coatings in winter conditions can be a concern, particularly with exposure to road salts and freeze-thaw cycles. As concrete expands and contracts in changing temperatures, epoxy coatings are not flexible or thick enough to expand and contract with the concrete, leading to unsightly cracks and tough-to-repair damage.
Lifetime Green Coatings is formulated to withstand these harsh winter elements, offering a level of durability that often surpasses that of traditional epoxy. With over 20 years of real-world experience in contact with harsh chemicals, Lifetime Green Coatings withstands chemical damage and is easily cleaned with soap and water. Additionally, the unique flexibility and thickness of our coatings allow for the coating to expand and contract with the concrete, minimizing the potential for cracks and settling damage. This makes it an ideal solution for homeowners looking for a long-lasting and resilient garage floor coating.
The winter season often sees a slowdown in home renovations, which can be an opportune time for garage floor upgrades. Lifetime Green Coatings’ flexible application window allows for quicker scheduling and faster project completion, making the most of the winter lull in renovations.
Plus, winter is a great time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning and home improvements before spring and summer parties, sporting events, vacations, and whatever else may come up during the warmer months.
7. Preventative Care:
Applying a garage floor coating in winter is not just about aesthetics; it’s about protection. While epoxy can offer some level of protection for your garage floors, it may not be as effective against the specific challenges of winter.
Lifetime Green Coatings is designed to guard against moisture, freeze-thaw damage, road salts, and other chemical anti-icing agents, providing a level of preventative care that goes beyond what traditional epoxy can offer.
Year-Round Excellence in Garage Flooring
Break free from the misconception that winter halts garage floor coatings. Any time is the right time for a garage floor upgrade with Lifetime Green Coatings. Our winter-ready solutions defy the norm, allowing year-round applications with benefits like quick drying times, eco-friendly and non-toxic materials, and enhanced durability. Embrace winter upgrades for a resilient, long-lasting garage floor that withstands the season’s challenges.