THE insulating foam panels are among the simplest from to install. When it comes toinsulate housethe first advice is to contact an expert, right from the design of the insulating envelope, however, on the market they are spreadinginsulating panelseasy tomountwith DIY, even dry.
The bestinsulationis the one that arises with the building, in second place there is the external thermal coat and for those who just cannot do otherwise, there is the possibility of installing panels interior. Fortunately, there are quick solutions on the market that allow you toisolatehomewith gods panels ready for installation, among these we point out theinsulating foam panels.
The market offers ready-to-use kits that are easy to usemountand complete with fixing brackets; it is the case of the Canadian system calledR-etro Systemwhich comprisesinsulating foam panels110 mm thick (they are just over a centimeter double but given the high degree of insulation they were given the name ofPlus Panel), plastic clips to facilitate theassemblyand galvanized steel guides equipped with a fixing system.
Fit insulating foam panels
Formount the foam panelsit will be necessary to prepare the surface fromisolate. At the outset, you will need to fix the galvanized steel guides at the foot of the wall. These guides have been designed to accommodateinsulating panelswhich carry a series of slots at the top. These slots are in turn designed for the insertion of the plastic clips that secure thepanelto the wall ensuring a space of 6 mm between thefoamof thepaneland the wall, this opening is necessary to allow the water to drain.
The space between the wall and the panel does not penalize themperformance ofthermal insulation as it forms a sort of air chamber. In this way, iinsulating panelsthey are able to protect the internal wall from humidity and reduce the risk of mold growth.
Withinsulating panelsad hoc, theassemblydry is quick and easy and allows the user the last word on finishes: after mounting thepanelsit will be possible to choose the external finish to be applied, the user can choose the classic fiber-cement panels, plaster-like finish, strips or other panels in the desired material, in any case we do not recommend the use of finishes with natural stones (they excessively absorb humidity) or with plaster panels, while we recommend the use ofthermo plaster.