Facades as insulators in winter are the best solution for cold days.
Each of us has at least once stopped in front of a building and was amazed by its imposing appearance. The main "culprits" for that are the facades. They give a face to the object, as their name says. Namely, the word facade comes from the Latin "facies", which in translation means "face".
With the development of building materials, the facades changed both in terms of their shape and the way they were made. Originally, they had only an aesthetic character, representing good protection against atmospheric influences. Over time, their role has expanded so that today more and more attention is paid to the possibility of thermal protection of the building.
The most famous facades as insulators in winter
Demit facades are the most common type of thermal insulation used for houses and smaller buildings. Their base is made of styrofoam of different thicknesses – 5, 6, 8 and 10 cm. In our country, insulation with 5 cm Styrofoam is usually installed, so-called. "five", while in many countries of the European Union, the standard thickness is 8 cm.
Given that the thickness of Styrofoam directly affects the thermal insulation performance of the facade, experts advise you to choose Styrofoam of larger dimensions.
Apart from styrofoam, the basis of the contact facade, as it is also called, can also be stone wool. Although consumers question its use because of the higher price, the benefits are far greater. Stone wool has a good permeability in terms of water vapor, so the retention of moisture during the winter months is reduced. This also prevents the appearance of mold, even in apartments with PVC windows, which seal much better than classic, wooden ones.
Ventilated facades as insulators in winter
Ventilated facades are a characteristic type of thermal insulation in new buildings. In the beginning, they were reserved only for business buildings, and in recent years they have also been installed on residential buildings.
They consist of a steel substructure, an aluminum load-bearing structure, thermal insulation, and suitable coverings that are hung on the aluminum load-bearing structure. What makes them stand out is the existence of free space between the external facade covering and the wall of the building, which is at least 2 cm thick. Thanks to this, unhindered air circulation is enabled, which removes moisture from the building.
Ventilated facades as insulators retain heat in the building in the winter, while in the summer they serve as ventilation, i.e. they prevent hot air from the outer core from penetrating into the interior of the building.
Why are facades as insulators in winter the right solution for every building?
Electricity costs increase from season to season. They are especially a problem for families that heat with TA stoves. Fortunately, some facades provide savings in electricity consumption of up to 40 percent. This means that in the long run they represent a favorable investment.
In addition to thermal insulation, facades also provide sound insulation. In this way, they make every space pleasant to stay in, even the one located in a densely populated area or near major roads.
Facades as insulators in the winter are very simply installed, and reliability and durability guarantee that you will not have to invest more in them. Certainly, we should not forget their decorative side either. The variety of finishes allows you to choose the appearance of the exterior wall that you want your building to have.
Autumn is the right time to install thermal insulation, so contact EING to prepare for winter.