Insulation materials are among the main products prefered in all new projects and in the restoration of old buildings. Energy efficiency is everyone’s priority now. Different kind of insulation materials are used for service buildings, hotels, shopping malls, hospitals, airports and residences. Even though insulation seems costly at first, it ensures to save money in the long term.
Well, which products do we mean when we say insulation material? Here are the main materials used for insulation:
- Rubber Sheets
- Rubber Pipes
- Ancillary Products
- Rockwool Pipe
- Air Conditioner Plate
- Fiberglass Pipe
- Flanges and Fasteners
When purchasing insulation material, you can get the highest effiency by considering the following 7 features.
1. Environmental compatibility
Nowadays, the importance given to environment is increasing. So, if the insulation material you will use is environmentally friendly or not is one of the most important features to pay attention to when purchasing insulation material. When purhasing insulation material, you need to be sure that the product you choose is not harmful to the ecosystem, does not cause health problems, does not disturb the environment with its odor and reduces your energy consumption.
In addition, it is very important for sustainability that it is made of natural substances instead of chemical substances and that its carbon emission is low. Materials prepared with unnatural ingredients can pose serious threats to health. For this reason we should prefer environmentally friendly insulation materials in terms of human health.
The durability of the insulation material you will use will make your investment more profitable in the long term. If you choose a more affordable but nondurable material, you can not save enough energy and you may have to renew the insulation material after a while.
We recommend you to choose durable materials in order to use thermal insulation more efficiently in the long term and to provide high level energy savings. Otherwise, you may spend more energy and face unwanted extra costs in the long term.
3. Being a price-performance product
In some cases, although the price is a determining factor in the quality of the product, you should definitely consider the price-performance balance when choosing an insulation material. When choosing materials, price should not be a quality determinant in itself. It is not true the opinion of product with the highest price will have the best performance
User comments and reviews left for the product will guide you in this regard. The fact that the insulation material you buy is a price-performance product will ensure that the service you need is higher quality and more cost-effective.
4. Physical functionality
Physical functionality is another important feature to consider when choosing an insulation material. The fact that the material you purchase is physically functional at the maximum level will prevent extra costs and many problems that may arise in the future
Features such as how much heat the material can retain, its thermal conductivity, pressure resistance, dimensional stability, low unit weight, vapor permeability, tensile strength and high heat resistance are the features that you should definitely pay attention to when choosing an insulation material.
5. Ease of application and practicality
Another critical point in the selection of insulation material is that the material is easy and practical in application. Even if you work with professional teams while insulating your building, the easy and practical applicability of an insulation material will allow you to avoid extra costs and long-term intense work.
In some cases, if the features of the material allow, you can apply the insulation material yourself. In this way, you can get the chance to save on the costs you will spend for an insulation master.
If you work with a professional, the process may be longer or shorter depending on the applicability of the material.
The main purpose of insulation is to save you energy, time and money.
Therefore, products that are difficult to apply and complex can waste both your money and time.
6. Fire resistance
One of the most important features that can be expected from an insulation material is that it has a non-flammable feature and maintains its durability in case of fire. If A1 class insulation materials are used, the insulation of the building can prevent damages that may occur in disasters such as fire and even save your life.
When choosing your insulation material, we recommend that you aim not only to prevent heat loss, but also to take precautions against a possible disaster.
If you want to see which materials are fire resistant or not, or if you are curious about the material standards in this regard, you can examine the ‘Regulations on the Protection of Buildings in Fire Situation’.
7. Allowing breathing building
Insulation does not mean that the building is completely out of contact with air. If you choose a quality material, you will also ensure that the structure where the insulation will be applied breathes. The product that will provide this feature makes the insulation more efficient and healthy in the long term.
The fact that a building can breathe is very important for the health of the people in the building.
Since the air quality inside the building varies according to the material used during insulation, another criterion you should consider in the selection of insulation material should be whether the building allows breathing.
If you use the right insulation material, diffusion will occur inside the building, and thus, you can ensure that the moisture and vapor formed inside are expelled naturally. By the way of this feature, you can prevent condensation that may occur on interior surfaces. Thus, you will have a healthier air circulation inside the building. At this point, we recommend that you choose mineral thermal insulation materials.