We would suggest you, either through someone you know who has successfully tested the services and products of a company, or through competent bodies such as the PanHellenic Association of Insulators of Greece (PSEM). In any case, we suggest you ask for certificates of specialization and visit the headquarters of the prospective company to form a more complete picture of who you can trust.
It is commonly accepted that it is better to have insulation done in the summer months. This is partly correct in terms of minimizing the existence of trapped moisture in the substrate. On the other hand, however, it is not correct to apply insulation materials during periods of high heat. The most correct position on this question is that the ambient temperature should be between 5 and 35°C and periods with the least amount of rainfall should be chosen. In all cases, hygrometry and proper substrate preparation should be carried out.
The guarantee covers you for any waterproofing problem that may occur after the delivery of the insulation by the company concerned.
On a blog, one of our partners read the ideal answer. A warranty is like bonds, it depends on who issues them. It can end up in the wastebasket, but it can also have substance and seriousness. That's why you need to do careful research and work with the solid values in the insulation business.
The most correct method is externally because this way you take advantage of the heat capacity (the amount of heat absorbed or produced by a body) of the other insulation and building materials in the structure. With a thermal insulation system above the slab, the heat will have to travel a longer path with corresponding resistances until it reaches the interior of the building.
The different stages in an insulation construction should be separated with some geotextile or polyethylene sheeting because the rate of contraction they create with temperature changes is different.
One does not negate the other, on the contrary they complement each other ideally. According to the mechanisms of heat flow, choosing thickness-based thermal insulation (expanded or extruded polystyrene, rock wool, insulating lightweight concrete, etc.) drastically reduces heat transfer by conduction and convection. If we choose thermal insulation based on thermo-reflective properties, we drastically reduce the solar radiation incident on the building's structural elements.
1) By conduction, is the heat transfer from molecule to molecule, achieved by the contact between two solid bodies or liquid or gaseous masses, without any movement of the molecules between them. For solids in particular, it is the only way for heat to flow through their mass. 2) By convection, where heat is transmitted by the movement of the molecules of a liquid or gaseous body. 3) By radiation, is the mechanism by which heat is transmitted by electromagnetic waves, without requiring contact between the two bodies. It is simply the way the sun heats our planet.
In both cases the effect is essentially the same. The complete sealing of the roof. Beyond that we would recommend the application of elastomeric sealant in case there are many vertical elements on the roof, such as solar bases, balustrades, balustrades, suspensions, vents, etc. On the contrary, in case of a light substrate (foam concrete, perlite concrete, POLITERM) we recommend the application of an asphaltic membrane. Regardless of the above, particular attention should be paid to the quality of the material in question, based on its technical specifications.
Each material is accompanied by a technical specification leaflet. In this brochure, the technical characteristics and the material's resistance to flexibility and temperature changes are indicated. For roof waterproofing, ask for the identity of the material on which you will be covering the roof of your building against moisture.
If you have no problem as to the cost of applying a double layer of asphalt roofing, then do it without a second thought. This way you get more security and index of protection against water.
With the mosaic stabilizer. You can also paint the bitumen with some acrylic paint.
The use of the right sealant is directly related to the part you want to seal. To give you an indication of a few cases: a ) Basement cavity: cementitious sealant or bituminous emulsion in combination with drainage membranes. b) Balconies and terraces: bituminous or ointment-based membranes. c) Metal roofs: bituminous or other membranes in combination with the application of lightweight concrete. d) Tiled roofs: Tile roof membranes. e) Swimming pools: two-component cementitious waterproofing in combination with tile bonding and epoxy putty or simple epoxy paint. (f) Drinking water tanks: special cementitious waterproofing materials. g) Cellars, lift shafts and leaking basements: cementitious sealant in combination with quick-setting repair mortars.
Insuladd® is an additive used to mix in your house paint, which acts as a heat and radiant barrier and is most effective when used on both the inside and the outside of the structure. It is made up of a unique blend of ceramic microspheres designed to reduce heat absorption and heat loss in your home. Homeowners across the country suffer from the same problem. During the summer, the heat absorbs a house’s cool air by penetrating its heat waves through the walls. This is much the same case during the winter as the cold air outside penetrates through the walls, forcing your heater to work harder to keep your house warm.
Yes you can add it to any paint or primer, interior or exterior paint.
Ideally you should use it in both. If you add Insuladd® to the plastic paint you are going to paint your house with on the inside, you automatically save energy and money. Most of the heat emitted by home radiators, once it comes into contact with the walls and ceilings, is returned back to your home through heat reflection. Watch the video here. Conversely you create a thermal barrier in the summer if you paint with the addition of Insuladd® on the exterior. By reflecting solar radiation you keep your home cool with reduced need for air conditioning.
For maximum effect it should be put on in two coats of paint. Insuladd is such an excellent insulating barrier, anything more than 2 coats only gives a marginal increase in performance.
Being a non-toxic and completely environmentally friendly product, it does not affect the environment at all. Insuladd® has the appearance of a very fine white powder and will not affect the color of white or light colored paint. If added to a darker colour then a colour shift of one shade lighter can be expected and some glossy paints may make them a little more matt, but this is dealt with if you paint another coat without adding Insuladd.
All prices and shipping costs are shown on our website! The overall cost when using Insuladd® Insulating Additive mixed into paint that you purchase comes out to an average less than 0.80€/m² approximately, in addition to the cost of painting the walls of your house. The energy cost savings you’ll get from Insuladd® more than pays you back for the cost of the product. In fact, it is very common to see that within a couple of years your energy savings have paid you back for the total cost of painting your home.
Absolutely! Adding Insuladd® insulating paint to the interior walls and ceilings of your home will help reduce heat loss from within your home to the cold outside air and make your home much more comfortable and temperature stable. Remember that heat travels to cold. The heat inside your home wants to escape toward the colder outside air.
Insuladd® is not visible when added to house paint however on very smooth surfaces you can sometimes feel a slight texture which is normally no different than what you feel in the texture that a paint roller makes when used on the walls of your home.