Vipeq Canada/America is the distributor of Thermal CorkShield™, a sprayed on coating comprised of cork and natural polymers. Their focus as a distributor is to redevelop traditional building technologies and create better, more energy efficient, green products for any industry. Vipeq Canada/America stands behind the Thermal CorkShield™ name with its numerous benefits – mildew resistant, water-resistant, fire-retardant, acoustical insulation, thermal insulation, flexible, breathable, durable, and more.
“Vipeq’s Thermal CorkShield™ is a product that not only looks great, it’s going to last a lifetime, it’s environmentally friendly, and it will add an R-value to your home.”
– Mike Holmes
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR / TV HOST
What type of surfaces will Thermal CorkShield stick to?
Because the cork is lined with micro suction-cups that permit it to adhere to the surface without allowing it to slide, it has a High Friction Coefficient, allowing it to adhere to almost any surface! Brick, stucco, wood/composite/metal siding, glass and more. (We will coat pretty much anything with exception to vinyl siding)
Is it flexible?
The capacity to recover the initial volume after deformation allows it to be very flexible. It can virtually eliminate the cracking seen in most stucco type finishes.
Is it fireproof?
The product will not propagate flames. For flame spread in the CAN/ULC S102-18 tests we scored a 0 flame spread and a 10/450 for smoke development. Giving it a Class A for flame spread. The product effectively slows down the spread of fire and slows down combustion of the surface.
Does it absorb sound?
Depending on the surface it is applied to Cork can absorb unwanted echoes and sound. When applied on the exterior of a home it greatly reduces unwanted noise from entering your home.
Is it toxic?
No, we are proud to offer a water-based product with other natural and renewable resources that is non voc and non-toxic.
Does it fade like paint?
Because we dye each mixture on site with our own proprietary pigments, we are seeing less than 1% fade annually, compared to the 5-10% average that comes with traditional paint and stucco. We also offer ongoing supply of colours along with consistency.
Is Thermal CorkShield a green product?
With our proprietary water based resin and natural cork from Portegul, we are proud to offer an environmentally friendly and renewable product. We never cut down any Cork trees, we only shave the bark and every 8-10 years for up to 200 years the same tree is ready for re-harvest.
How does cork add R value to my home and help with efficiency?
Cork works along with an already existing or properly engineered wall as a “Functioning Finish”, often the R Value in a wall is compromised by drafts, convection, conduction, or reflection of energy and the insulating properties are greatly reduced. Cork cannot physically freeze or reach temps above 85 degrees F (30 degrees C), and being projected at the wall it fills all the gaps and cracks that allow drafts. We are also rated with a U value of 0.068 giving, showing at 1/8 of an inch that we can effectively stop the transfer of energy before it reaches your insulation.
Can I lower my energy costs using Thermal CorkShield?
Certainly, energy savings vary from 10-50%, depending on the structures age and type.
How does it stand up to the cold, will it freeze?
Cork stands up as well in cold environments as well as warm. Cork cannot freeze, this also creates an exterior thermal break and eliminates thermal bridging. Cork remains flexible and buyant in any temp from – to extreme +.
What is Thermal Bridging?
A thermal bridge is an area ( frequently on a building ) where a significantly higher heat transfer exists in relation to the surrounding materials. This leads to an overall reduction in thermal insulation value.
Will I have to modify my building to support the product?
No, 88% of our Thermal CorkShield product’s volume is air. This translates to a lower density; aprox between 0.12-0.24 quartz/ lb.
How is the product applied?
Once the substrate is made sure to be solid and has integrity, the product is sprayed onto the surface with a texture sprayer by one of the teams in our “Network of Certified Applicators.”
Can it be used on my new home?
It sure can be used in a variety of methods. It is used as the finish coat in any stucco system, and as the finish coat on concrete and smart board systems.
What colours are available?
We currently have over 24 vibrant and rich colours, each year we introduce more into the spectrum.
What other uses are there for Thermal CorkShield?
We have applied to pool decks, rv roofs and walls, campers ( fiber glass and metal) , ice fishing shacks, utility and recreational trailers, industrial equipment and tanks, and more. The same warranty will not apply that applies on a regular exterior walls however the durability will blow you away.