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The Science of Weather Resistance: Exploring the Technology Behind Our Unique Foam Molding Coating

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Weather resistance is a crucial factor when it comes to creating products that can withstand extreme outdoor conditions. Foam molding coatings have become increasingly popular in various industries due to their unique properties that offer excellent weather resistance. But what is the science behind foam molding coatings, and how does it work? Let’s explore the technology behind our unique foam molding coating and how it offers exceptional weather resistance to a variety of products.

What are the benefits of using foam molding from Baker Studios?

At Baker Studios, our exterior foam molding and trim products utilize Baucoat technology. There are many different advantages to this foam molding:

  • It forms a highly tough and resilient membrane for the actual molding itself.

  • The coating is environmentally friendly.

  • The surface hardness is tough, and it doesn’t easily pick up dirt or other materials.

  • The coating is resistant to most weather elements and also UV light, so you won’t have the fading over the years that you may experience with other building materials.

In terms of strength and resilience, foam molding with the Baucoat application will outperform concrete and other exterior building materials. The coating and foam are permeable enough to let the structure breathe but is highly water-resistant. For more details on the coating specifications, please view our comparative analysis.

Baucoat meets and exceeds fire resistance requirements similar to those of UL723. Perhaps the most impressive feature of Baucoat trim is that it can withstand up to 10 joules of energy without damage, which is just over 7.3 pounds of force per foot. The tensile bond strength of Baucoat is also superior, rated at 313.5 kPA, which is 45.4 pounds per square inch.

The lifespan of Baucoat foam molding

Generally speaking, exterior foam molding will last anywhere from ten to twenty years, depending on the climate. In harsher climates, the coating will last about ten to fifteen years. The lifespan of the foam can be extended with additional inspections and coatings over time.

How can you use Baucoat exterior foam moldings?

Foam moldings that feature the Baucoat coating system can be used in virtually any building application. Some possibilities that come to mind include:

  • Exterior decor on any historic building.

  • Molding for arches, doorways, and windows.

  • Roofs, domes, terraces, balconies and patios.

Many contractors use Baucoat coating itself on existing building materials, and it can be painted different colors while still maintaining its best properties, such as water and fire resistance.

Work with Baker Studios for the best exterior foam moldings

Not only can you use exterior foam moldings and trim from Baker Studios on churches, but a wide array of different structures. These products work with apartments and other residential buildings, have commercial applications, and can save money on costs that are typically associated with renovating a structure.

Get a quote today to start on your next renovation project.

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