Building without thermal insulation incurs extra costs on energy-efficient systems for climate and temperature control, which is why walls, ceiling and flooring insulation is recommended from the start. Here are five reasons why building insulation pays off.
1. Room Comfort in All Seasons
Thermal-insulated rooms and buildings stay warm in winter and cool in summer, providing comfort in all seasons. Insulation works by preventing heat transfers between exterior and interior walls and ceiling, and the escape of hot and cool air from inside.
2. Cost Savings with Heating/Cooling
Proper installation of thermal insulation to walls, ceiling and under flooring means no need to invest in cooling and heating systems and air climate control to maintain comfortable room temperature. Building owners can save extra costs and energy over the long-term.
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3. Light Building with Minimal Pressure
Insulating panels, specifically expanded polystyrene, are lightweight and do not add extra pressure and weight on walls and ceilings, compared with other building materials such as bricks, concrete or wood. This is important in preventing extra thermal stress and dead weight on vulnerable surfaces, particularly in the case of roof slabs and roof decking that tend to crack over time.
4. Structural Strength/Stability
Insulating panel systems are recommended not only for insulation performance but also for versatility, reliability and structural strength. A great advantage of thermal insulation is a reduction in the use of expansion joints designed to absorb change movement in construction materials.
5. Fire Resistance
Perhaps the most important advantage of thermal insulation in buildings is represented by the fire resistance properties of the insulating material. Insulated panels can be customised with various core materials and finishes, depending on the fire hazard prospects and maximum resistance required, to delay or reduce ignition and fire or smoke propagation.
Building with thermal insulation requires less power and energy to maintain the construction throughout its life, with all the above benefits.
Isowall is the supplier of choice within Africa for the Isopanel Insulated Sandwich Panels, EPS and EPP products. We are the largest structural insulated panel (SIP) systems producer in South Africa. Click here to find out more about our insulated panel systems.