Exterior Insulation - Insulation for Your Home

Exterior Insulation - Insulation for Your Home

In an ordinary private household, around 75% of the total energy bill is for heating costs. The heat loss is particularly noticeable in older houses.

How to perform thermal insulation of the facade

Facade insulation can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. The external insulation is generally preferable to the internal insulation. Because this construction offers a high insulation effect and thus also a high heating cost savings. In the external insulation, the heat transfer from the inside to the outside is significantly reduced, as the wall returns its heat back to the rooms - the so-called "tiled stove effect". As a result, the masonry does not cool down, so that the water pipes within the walls remain protected against frost damage. Furthermore, the indoor climate in the apartment remains at approximately the same temperature.

But it is not only in the winter months that external insulation is a great advantage; this process also has great benefits in summer. Due to the insulation, the heat does not get into the walls very much. Thus, the apartment can not heat up so much and remains pleasantly cool. Another advantage of the external insulation compared to the interior insulation is that no living space is lost. The facade insulation is usually fitted with insulation boards that are firmly pegged to the wall of the house.

When plastering, there are several options: Scratch plaster: The structural grain protrudes clearly from its level structure.

  • Grooved plaster: Has grooves in the plaster , A distinction is made between round, longitudinal and transverse structures.
  • Modeling plaster: This plaster can be individually shaped. This allows different surface structures to be created.
  • Natural stone plaster: is often used because of its decorative effect. This plaster also has better resistance to other plasters.

You can choose between almost all shades in the façade color. The binder determines the classification and the properties of the facade paint (adhesion, durability, etc.). Silicone resin paints protect against algae and fungus. Moreover, these waters are repellent and permeable to water vapor.

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