Insulation to save energy and feel good
Whether you use highly efficient EPS or XPS boards for your thermal insulation, create a uniform insulating surface with glass or rock wool or rely on cork and coconut fiber for ecological insulation - you can be sure of a warm home in any case. As experienced screed layers, we will tell you what is important for good insulation.
Insulation for heat and sound
Warm in winter, cool in summer – this is what distinguishes effective thermal insulation. Insulating materials are responsible for the pleasant feeling of living, which, with their low thermal conductivity, reduce the heat transfer between the interior and outside air so much, as if they were separate worlds. The heat stays where it belongs, which reduces heating costs and energy requirements.
In addition to the reduced energy consumption, the insulation boards installed under the screed fulfill a second task. Without insulation, every footstep is transmitted through the floor to the building, often making footsteps seem louder than necessary. If we, as a screed company, lay insulating boards, these also act as footfall sound insulation. Your apartment stays pleasantly quiet and your nerves are spared.
Where insulation boards offer advantages
Compared to loose insulation fillers, insulation panels have the advantage that we install them directly and without a support structure. We cut cut-outs around lines, passages or pipes to size on site. In addition, the internal structure of the panels facilitates the mutual support of the insulation panels at corners and unusual geometries. In addition, with the same insulation material, the insulation values of panels are better than with comparable loose insulation materials.
Above all, however, it is the reduced time required for installation that makes insulation boards so popular for thermal insulation. In a short time, the panels are cut to size and attached to your floor, ceiling or walls.
properties and materials
The choice of suitable insulating materials depends primarily on the respective characteristic values. While the U-value describes how much heat is lost through the entire insulation, the λ-value (lambda value) indicates how quickly the thermal energy spreads in the insulation material. In addition, you can see whether a material is suitable for your purpose by looking at the heat storage capacity, the vapor behavior (permeability to water vapour) and the building material class (combustibility and flammability).
The category of organic, natural materials includes the permeable and pressure-resistant cork and the break-resistant coconut fiber. Glass wool and stone wool consist largely of waste glass or readily available mineral rock, which means they offer excellent fire behavior and very good resistance to mold and vermin. The moisture-resistant EPS boards (Styrofoam), the water-resistant and hard-wearing XPS boards (Styrodur) and the elastic PUR boards (polyurethane) are light and have excellent insulation values.
What we as a screed company pay attention to
Both the selection of the insulating materials and the installation at home depend on your wishes and requirements. It is important that you tell us your intentions so that we can use our experience as a screed layer to your advantage. When attaching the insulation boards, we pay attention to:
- insulation values
- required resilience
- existing underfloor heating
- reusability and disposal
- Avoidance of thermal and acoustic bridges
- Weight (for support structure on walls)
- Construction height (underfloor heating, screed covering)
- Compressive strength (e.g. for use under tiles)
Our goal is to offer you effective, efficient and durable thermal insulation. Contact our friendly staff right now and tell us your wishes. We offer you an individual solution with which we ensure your living comfort for many years.