ISurGuard Coatings protect against water not only in its liquid form, but also when water is in the form of snow and ice as well. Coated pieces were place outside in the Minnesota winter and images taken after freezing rain events, snow, and the standard tough Minnesota weather.
Aluminum coupon, dipcoated in ISurGuard on its lower half only (brown), after a freezing rain event. Its coated portion was entirely ice-free.
A section of aluminum-wrapped electrical transmission line (ETL) was spray-coated with superhydrophobic (SHPb) ISurGuard on both ends, leaving a center area bare. It was hung outdoors in below-freezing Minnesota winter weather overnight, then ice water was poured over it. On close inspection, it is evident that water penetrated the bare uncoated portion and froze into it, encasing it thickly in ice. The ISurGuard-coated portions prevented water penetration and the icicles are only loosely attached and originate where water beaded up in the grooves on the top of the transmission wire. There is significantly less weight of ice on the ISurGuard-coated portion of the ETL, helping to prevent breakage and power outages during storms.
ISurGuard coatings repel snow from covering fabric (here, a nylon satellite dish cover): the right half is coated, that to the left is not. There is no snow on the coated portion of the fabric cover.