Energy Savings with Foam Insulation Panels
Homes are spaces for warmth and comfort literally as well as figuratively. Insulated homes are a sureshot way of going green by saving upon up to 80% of energy. Insulation helps in preventing both heat loss and heat gain thus keeping the energy content almost constant. This is particularly important in insulating roofs, floors, walls and ceilings. Homes in colder climes as well as in the deserts are best kept warm and comfortable by maintaining the home temperature to desired levels even if there is snow storm or hot air blowing outside. Insulation also reduces condensation in homes thus providing health benefits by reducing mould and damp. Insulation prevents energy leakage, thus allowing you to utilise every iota of energy.
As a homeowner, even if you are considering installing solar panels, solar water heating or heat pumps, it is imperative to get the heat insulation correct. This will maximize the resources for optimal use. Although there are a variety of materials of which the insulators are made of, most of them are structured like wool to trap air between the tiny pockets. Natural fabrics like cotton, hemp or wool are great fabricators but commercial insulators are made of foam that are polyurethane based. Foam is used for both roof tiles as well as to fill in gaps or also as adhesive strips arounds windows and doors. They can be used with sealants to stop draughts seeping through cracks and gaps.
Rigid foam can solve many building problems. It is important to select the right rigid foam insulation board. It can solve thermal building problems in homes and are available in different materials with varied thickness. Rigid foam insulation panels are used in walls, roofs, and even foundations of either retrofit or new construction.
In the market, there is a lot of variety and 3 main types of rigid foam insulation: expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS), and polyisocyanurate. Foams are available in steel or fiberglass. They have higher R-value per inch of thickness. They are also known for their water resistance, compressive strength, permeability as well as cost. Foams and insulators are petroleum derived products.
Insta Panels offers R-11 foam panels that are designed to be used as an affordable and durable slab insulation. Besides having all the advantages of regular sprayed on polyurethane foam, these panels are clean and portable and very easy to install as well. They are commonly used for under slab insulation and radiant floor heating installations.
Author’s Bio: The writer is an expert in the insulation industries with years of experience. Here he talks about the benefits of foam insulation panels.