GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND COMPARATIVE CHARACTERISTICS In the inverted insulation, the damp proofing membrane is placed under the thermal insulation membrane…
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- Thermal insulation of terraced roofs
- New or existing
- External thermal insulation in walls
- Internal thermal insulation
- Thermal insulation of tiled roofs
- Thermal insulation of pilotis and basements
How insulation protects the building from heat and cold
- Saving of money
- Protection of building against weather conditions
- Improvement of quality of life within it
- Creation of a healthy living environment
- Suppression of mould growth on walls and ceilings
- Reduction of greenhouse
- Greenhouse gas emissions
What is themal insulation?
The simplest aid to understanding the term is the thermos flask. The thermos is a thermally insulated receptacle. Thermal insulation material has been inserted between the layers of its casing. Thus the liquids which we put into the thermos are kept cold or hot for a considerable time.
The same is true of a building. When it is well insulated, it is kept cool in summer and warm in winter for many hours. To achieve this, most – if not all – its surfaces need to have thermal insulation.
Which materials provide thermal insulation and which should we use?
Thermal insulation is achieved by materials which trap immobile air by creating a vacuum. For this reason, all thermal insulation materials are of great thickness and lightweight. There are several types of such materials, the selection of which depends on very many parameters.
On flat terrace roofs, where a building usually experiences the greatest energy losses, the thermal insulation material needs to have a greater thickness than that for the walls.
Are there thermal insulation paints?
The answer is ‘no’. There are only ‘cold’ paints which reflect the sun’s rays more than ordinary paints, but they are not in any circumstances a substitute for thermal insulation materials.
What is inverted and what is conventional insulation?
‘Inverted’ is the name given to insulation where the thermal insulation coating is applied over the waterproofing membrane. The opposite is termed ‘conventional’.
The consequences of inadequate thermal shielding make themselves felt in heating and cooling costs, which increase for as long as the construction remains unprotected.
MONOTECH proposes solutions to problems such as ‘sweating’ of walls or ceilings, development of mould, etc., by applying certified systems, high-quality materials, and new thermal insulation technologies, to both new and existing constructions, thus enhancing the building in energy terms and adding to its value.