A Comprehensive Yet Brief Guide About Insulated Panels

So somebody told you about home insulation and you are wondering what is it all about? Then let us, Africhill, help you through this. Being one of the leading manufacturers of insulated panels we have brought you a comprehensive yet brief guide about insulated panels and insulation below. Check it out and know why insulation is necessary for your home:

Why Home Insulation is Necessary?

Insulating your home will help you in keeping the desired temperature within your home throughout the year while protecting it against the chilly cold in winter and excessive heat during summer. Home insulation also plays a vital role in the reduction of noise pollution while making your home energy efficient – which means you will need little additional heating and cooling. The amount of energy and money-saving depends upon the type of insulation you choose. However, we often suggest our clients and other people to go for insulated panels when it comes to home insulation.

What are insulated panels?

Insulated Panels or Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are prefabricated structural construction panels that include insulation and bear load. Usually, these panels are used for the construction of the exterior walls of a building. These insulated panels are sandwiched consisting of an insulating layer of rigid foam, that is generally expanded polystyrene (EPS) and occasionally highly insulating polyurethane foam. This foam is sandwiched between two layers of oriented strand board (OSB) adhered to the foam using glue.

Why use insulated panels?

In conventional framing, wooden framing provides the structural element of the walls and roof system while insulation materials such as cellulose, fiberglass and more are placed between those wooden frames for keeping the interior of the home warm during the winters and cool during the summers. But the fact is these insulation materials are poor insulators that provide minimal insulation. Moreover, these insulation materials rely completely on the quality of installation made for its performance. Also, with fiberglass insulation gaps or voids are inevitable allowing air leakage and infiltration. On the other hand, cellulose insulation requires time to settle down leaving gaps at the top of the wall which makes the heat escape outside during the winters and allowing outside summer heat to enter your home.

On the contrary, structural insulated panels are highly energy-efficient and have high R-values per inch which further makes them superior insulation material. The rigid nature of structural insulated panels generates a tight envelope that seals out the elements affecting the heating and cooling requirements of your home directly.

Besides, those insulated panels are available in a range of varying thicknesses and their corresponding R-values. The insulated panel is energy-efficient designs which imply less expensive HVAC units and significantly cut down on energy usage, all adding up to save money and energy making the environment happy and healthy. Apart from that insulated panels are easy and quick to install while being efficient which further saves construction time and labor costs significantly during home construction.

If you still have any doubts regarding insulated panels or if you want to place an order with us then visit our website today. We team Africhill will try our best to help you.