Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!
There is one thing you tend to ignore in your home because you don't know how much work it does. That is your home's insulation. It plays its role discreetly even though you never see or interact with it regularly. Specifically, the insulation maintains favourable temperature during cold winter and hot summers. While doing this, the insulation saves you lots of energy you would have used to cool or warm the house by electrical means.
There are many industrial insulation products on the market. Choosing the right ones means will help you maintain optimal indoor temperature regardless of the building material used to build your house. Here is a look at some of the industrial insulation products you can buy.
Animal and Plant-Based Products
In a world where there is a need to go green and save the environment from pollution, plant and animal-based insulation products are the way to go. They include cotton, flax, sheep wool and cellulose fibre. Insulation products made using any of these materials has low embodied energy, meaning that manufacturers use less energy to avail them for purposes of construction. They are durable, natural and available from renewable sources. All manufacturers have to do is to convert them to batts, compressed boards and fibre to meet your insulation needs.
A big concern when using animal and plant-based insulation is biodegradability. Many homeowners worry about decomposition. Gladly, manufacturers treat the raw material safe chemicals to enhance fire resistance qualities and keep them free of vermin infestation when used with any construction material.
Cellular plastics is another option you can go for when choosing insulation panels. Manufacturers use rigid polyurethane, polystyrene and oil-based plastics to make the insulation panels. The primary advantage of using these plastics is their ozone-depleting composition, which makes them suitable for use on the walls and roof. Cellular plastic insulation is available in form of rigid foam, sheets and loose fill material that you can install in tight spaces.
The name mineral fibre suggests that the insulation products made using this material relates to raw material that is rich in mineral. Commonly, manufacturers rely on slag wool, glass wool and rock wool when making insulation products. They source the material from renewable sources, melt them at high temperature and spin them into suitable fibres. Thereafter, they use binding agents to secure the material together so that it is installation-friendly.
Insulation products are usable in any kind of building set-up. You can use them wooden or concrete walls to make your home a nice place to be!