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Thermal coat: tips for choosing the best


When it comes to the energy class of buildings, thethermal coat. Thethermal coatserves tothermally insulatethe interior of the house so as to avoid heat loss in the winter months and the loss of fresh air in the summer. In other words, athermal coatincreases the efficiency of the cooling and heating systems installed in the home, helping them to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter with minimal energy expenditure.

Guide to choosing thethermal coat

If you are planning to renovate your home, the idea of ​​installing athermal coatis the right one. Renovation costs aimed at improving the energy class of a building can obtain particular tax reliefs.

There are two types ofthermal coat, a very economical one that is installed inside the house, made up of insulating materials such as polystyrene and plasterboard or wool. Being installed inside the house, these panels can thermally insulate even a single room.

The other type ofthermal coatis the external one. It is more expensive than thethermal coatinterior, in fact, it retains all its advantages by eliminating its defects: if thethermal coatinterior often fails to perfectly isolate the whole house, the same cannot be said ofthermal coatexterior which, thanks to its intrinsic characteristics, covers and insulates the house in all its parts.

The bestthermal coatsexternal are those made with non-conductive materials, usually they are fibrous materials such as the best known glass wool. Generalizing we can distinguish the various insulators used for the manufacture ofthermal coatsin three categories, we have like this:

Natural Insulators
They have an environmental impact because they are made with animal derivatives (for example sheep's wool) or vegetables (corn fiber, pumice, cork…).

Mineral insulators
These too are of low environmental impact and of natural origin. To cite a few examples we are talking about expanded clay, cellular glass, perlite, ceramic fiber, rock wool ...

Synthesis insulators
They have rather low thermal conductivity values. Expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded PVC are very common. This category includes phenolic resins and other foams derived from petroleum for the production of suchthermal insulation panelsa more consistent environmental impact is faced.

After this general information, let's move on to the steps to be taken to prepare for the installation of athermal coat:

  1. Put aside the presumption that you can do everything yourself. There are professionals in the sector, take advantage of them! Choose a technician, surveyor or architect who specializes in energy efficiency, let him do an inspection of the house and let him illustrate the various solutions that can be exploited.
  2. Before proceeding with the request for quotes, take a thermographic image of your building, this image will highlight the trend of each section of your building in terms of temperature.
  3. If you do not have a trusted technician, request a free consultation from various specialized firms and studios and have detailed estimates drawn up. Evaluate the types of interventions proposed and the costs.
  4. Once the responsible construction company has been chosen, it will be necessary to carry out the appropriate bureaucratic operations as well as the preparation of the documentation to access the eco-bonuses and tax breaks for restructuring.
  5. Be present in every phase of the project, follow the work on paper but also in the field once the installation phase has begun.


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