By: Lon Bauer
Sunlight, heat and moisture cost the architectural industry millions of dollars in damage every year. When a coating starts to weather from UV exposure and other natural elements, the surface gets rougher, which is the result of the film breaking down. Then, loose polymer resin and pigment appear on the surface, an effect called chalking. The continuation of chalking on a coated surface means that the coating is getting thinner and will eventually wear away completely.