Are you interested in a prefabricated house? An extremely important aspect of this design is good insulation: it ensures adequate energy consumption and creates a pleasant atmosphere. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the insulation of a prefabricated house.
The investment is worthwhile
Not only the outer wall, but also windows, blind boxes and the front door give off heat. Here you should check whether all seals fulfill their purpose and, if necessary, replace them. Because: If the house is not completely tight, the heat "seeks" any weak points and the overall effect is reduced.
Styrofoam - the best insulating material?
The most popular insulation material is still Styrofoam: Due to an incredibly high air content of about 98%, it is able to reliably insulate. However, there is a difference between insulation and heat storage. Actually called polystyrene, this material also insulates against the heat of the sun and thus ensures that water can escape only by evaporation.
As a result, the formation of condensation occurs, which ensures for a long time for a proper softening of the walls. This leads to a lower ability to store heat. A useful alternative to Styrofoam are wood fiber boards. These prevent thermal decoupling and ensure that a healthy level of moisture exchange takes place.
The following summary summarizes the information on insulation:
- Insulation of the outer wall elementary
- Windows, shutter boxes and doors should also be insulated
- Wood fiber panels ensure improved climate exchange
- Good insulation ensures energy efficiency and a pleasant atmosphere