Well-insulated house - environmentally friendly idea
Energy required to heat the house requires consumption of natural resources and pollutes the environment.
A lot of fuel is used for heating living space, which is obtained from the ground, and is long-term non-renewable natural resources. Burning those leads to the combustion air pollution: carbon dioxide, nitrogen and sulfur oxides. Air pollution contributes to the greenhouse effect, and sulfur oxides - soil erosion.
Choosing a well-insulated house, you will positively influence the protection of nature and reduce the costs for heating.
We cooperate with the world's largest thermal insulation material manufacturer’s representative in Latvia - "Saint-Gobain Construction Products".
In Our houses for thermal insulation we use mineral wool.
How ISOVER protects from the cold?
ISOVER glass wool fiber is unique – it is long, fine and very flexible. Fine fibers poorly conducts heat and attracts the air. Air that is trapped among the fibers is an excellent insulator. Thanks to the flexibility provided by the unique ISOVER glass wool fibers, wool sits tightly to the frame, thus avoiding the formation of voids and gaps through which cold could get inside. Flexibility also ensures that thermal insulation will preserve a constant basis over the life of the building.
Although it is believed that a thick stone wall construction is an effective sound insulation, its, the construction is expensive and makes it difficult to change the room layout. Timber frame walls, those are isolated, for example, with ISOVER material that is porous, very effectively suppress the sound. Inner walls with light ISOVER insulation materials function best when they are built-in wall structures and cowered with wall finish on both sides. Studies show that ISOVER insulation material density and fiber structure is the optimal option in terms of sound insulation.
The same principles that relates to thermal insulation, also applies to the sound insulation:
-Construction needs to be packed, because the sound can get through even the smallest openings.
-Buildings must be designed and constructed so that all sound motion channels would be closed.
- How ISOVER protects against noise?
Fine and elastic cotton fiber acts as a small spring that detects and muffles arriving sound waves. ISOVER glass wool can absorb up to 100% of sound energy that enters the wall and, therefore, it is best known acoustic material in the world.
How ISOVER protects from fire?
ISOVER soft insulation is non-combustible material and it is included in the highest fire protection class A1. Class division is from A1 to F. Supreme fire protection class A1 includes the most widely used ISOVER insulation materials, such as CL 37, CL 35, CL 33, which we use for our houses.
(Reference to LBN 201-07) A1 - construction product does not react to fire, this class of construction products is not conducive to the overall development of a fire if ignited.
Thanks to its unique characteristics - flexibility - wool sits close against the frame, preventing the formation of air duct and the fire.
What should properly insulated external wall of the building be?
Living comfort for one of the most important factors is the correct heat insulation and ventilation Installation.
Money invested in efficient thermal insulation will pay back in some years because of heating will cost less. The house must be designed and constructed so that the thermal insulation always remain dry and prevent uncontrolled air flow.
This can be best achieved as follows:
1. The external part of the building should be carefully trimmed in order to protect it from the wind or rain. External cladding should have the ventilation openings on the inside to prevent moisture accumulation.
2. Heat insulation needs to be covered with wind-proof casing to protect it from any harmful air penetration.
3. Thermal insulation serves best when the construction has steam-proof/ air tight layer from inside and vapor permeable shield against the wind from the outside.
4. Sealed vapor barrier must be installed on the warm (heated) side of thermal insulation. Vapor barrier must be carefully sealed. Particular attention should be paid to seams density and cladding integrity.