Wall Wrap Exterior Insulation
Wall wraps act as an additional protective layer for your home, weatherproofing it from the elements and preventing water, mould or rot damage. By using a wall wrap on the exterior of your home, you can minimize any hot or cold draughts thus increasing the overall R-value of a building. In addition, wall wraps are designed to protect your home against radiant heat and provide a layer of thermal insulation which improves your homes energy efficiency and maintains a stable temperature all year round. In new home builds, installing external wall insulation such as wall wraps can allow other trades to access the site and begin their work before brickwork or cladding is finished, which reduces delays and can speed up the construction phase.
Wall wrap products suitable for external wall insulation applications include;
• Bradford Enviroseal
• Bradford Thermoseal
• Sisalation Foil Wall Wrap – Medium Duty
• Ametalin Reflective Foil Range
Rigid Board Insulation
Rigid boards have a high thermal value due to this product type having low thermal conductivity. This prevents heat losses in winter and heat gains in summer and enables a stable indoor temperature.
Rigid board insulation can be used as an exterior wall insulation material and has a fibre-free insulation core and a closed cell structure which is resistant to water vapour and moisture. It can speed up the construction process and can be used in brick veneer, cavity walls, concrete walls, and cladded walls.
For residential builds the following rigid board insulation products are recommended:
• Foilboard® Wall Insulation
• Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board