INSULATION /THERMAL BRIDGES

Thermal Bridges:t.bridge2new

 A thermal bridge is an area where the building envelope has a lower
thermal resistance. It is caused by construction constrains. Heat will
flow the easiest path from the heated space to the outside
(the path with the least resistance).
 

Typical effects of thermal bridges are:

  • Decreased interior surface temperatures: in the worst case this can result in condensation problems, particularly at corners.
  • Significantly increased heat losses
  • Cold areas in buildings
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Example of a structural thermal bridge and window thermal bridge at the coupling of glass and frame
 

Why is insulation a necessity?

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Thermal image of the ceiling WITHOUT insulating paint
 
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Thermal image of the ceiling WITH insulating paint. It is clear that the ceiling does not loss as much heat as in the previous image.
From the temperature readings (indicated on the top corners), it is confirmed that the level of comfort has increased by 6.8F
 

Missing Insulation:

We can easily detect missing or improperly installed insulation in the roof and walls of your property. This is crucial in reducing energy wastage and cutting costs, because:
 
  • Even the smallest gaps in insulation can reduce insulation effectiveness by 50%
  • Reduces energy usages and saves the home owner money
  • All moisture detected is confirmed with moisture meter
  • Excellent for pre purchase inspections

What does missing insulation look like?

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