How should you choose a facade thermal insulation material?

How should you choose a facade thermal insulation material?
How should you choose a facade thermal insulation material?

Thermal insulation of the building is a very important issue from the point of view of energy. In both winter and summer, it provides effective help in maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, in addition to minimizing the energy loss through the walls.

It is typically a multi-step process, the first step of which is usually the creation of facade insulation, primarily because it is the most extensive surface, so we can achieve immediate and tangible results with it.

Choosing the right insulation material

In the wide range of thermal insulation materials at, we can choose among the materials that may be suitable for the task with an outstanding price-value ratio. When we want to make the best possible decision, we should consider several aspects.

One of them is how much money we are thinking about. In terms of purchase price, the most favorable solution is the insulating material also known as polystyrene or Styrofoam. This has a good enough thermal insulation capacity, and the investment can be realized quickly and without problems if we choose this. At the same time, it also has contraindications, such as the fact that it is not an ideal decision in the case of wet masonry or adobe houses, since its vapor permeability is not the most outstanding.

The thickness of the insulation we want to create is also a price-setting factor. It is worth asking for the help of a specialist in this matter, because it may happen that by creating a thicker layer, we can only achieve the result that led us to undertake the entire renovation.

If our goal is not only to create thermal insulation, but also sound insulation, it is worth considering rock wool, which, although more expensive, is also an absolutely suitable material in this regard.

Why is it important which product we choose?

Polystyrene is polystyrene – you might think, but this is not entirely the case. Although the facade is the least problematic in this respect, different manufacturing processes result in insulating materials with different properties. It does not matter at all whether we will use the given product on the plinth, which is constantly exposed to moisture due to falling precipitation. It is also relevant if it is written on an insulation board that it is step-resistant, for example, because this indicates its load capacity, i.e. it is suitable even for floor insulation.

Even though the facade is the least problematic area from this point of view, it is also recommended to use insulation designed specifically for facades.

Aesthetics and precision are also of great importance

Professional construction is of particular importance from the point of view of insulation. It also affects the appearance from an aesthetic point of view, but what is even more important, it can even lead to damage to the insulating material or the formation of thermal bridges if the work is not carried out by competent hands.

The article is in Hungarian

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