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CoolSeal in the Cold: What You Need to Know

Learn more about how CoolSeal stands up to cooler temperatures and even freeze thaw cycles in our helpful Q&A. 

It’s that time again – time to reapply sealcoat to your driveway, parking lot, street, or roadway. You’ve done your research, and you’re ready to try innovative CoolSeal by GuardTop® asphalt emulsion sealcoat. You’ve heard how successful CoolSeal has been in warmer climates, but how does it perform in cooler temperatures?

We got the answers to your most pressing cool-weather questions. Learn more about how CoolSeal stands up to cooler temperatures and even freeze thaw cycles in our helpful Q&A. 

What makes CoolSeal different from other traditional sealcoats?

CoolSeal by GuardTop® is a high-performance, water-based, asphalt emulsion sealcoat designed to achieve lower surface temperatures through its lighter color and reflectivity. 

How is CoolSeal applied to surfaces?

CoolSeal is applied to asphalt surfaces like conventional sealcoats to protect and maintain the quality and longevity of the surface. 

How does CoolSeal perform in the cold?

While most cool pavements on the market are polymer-based, CoolSeal is a water-based asphalt emulsion. Once applied and fully cured, CoolSeal is effective in all environments and weather conditions.

Can CoolSeal stand up to freeze thaw?

Yes! Not only does the physical performance and durability remain after freeze thaw, but the solar reflectivity also consistently exceeds LEED specifications of 33%. 

How does CoolSeal perform over harsh winters?

In 2019, a sample of CoolSeal was applied in Salt Lake City, Utah. This sample has been exposed to two harsh winters with multiple freeze-thaw cycles as well as snowplows, salt, and snow melt. The material has maintained its physical integrity, solar reflectivity, and coloring, and is exceeding the performance of nearby conventional asphalt-based sealcoats. 

“Overall, CoolSeal is an excellent product and maintains physical performance as well as solar reflectivity for years after application,” says Davis Koleas, Sustainability Project Manager at GuardTop®.

For more information about CoolSeal and how it performs in the cold, please contact us.


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