What are the Advantages of using PIR insulation over Fibre glass?
Polyisocyanurate is a closed-cell rigid foam board. It has a low combustibility factor, making it more resistant to fire, and it has high insulation levels. This makes it an ideal choice for use in the construction industry, where safety is a key factor.
PIR has a smooth external surface which resists dirt and moisture accumulation, thus reducing the incidences of mould and fungal growth.
PIR insulation has the highest insulating values of any commercially available insulation. Fibreglass insulation loses effectiveness at extremely cold temperatures making it less efficient as an insulation material and therefore increasing a properties energy usage and costs. Something everyone is trying to hard to avoid.
The surface of PIR is stronger and more durable than fibreglass, which reduces microbiological contamination. This helps prevent the occurrence of damp and mould on the walls. Polyisocyanurate also has a high strength to weight ratio making it the premier choice material for use in the construction industry.
PIR insulation is recommended by the Energy Saving Trust. Balytherm manufactures PIR Insulation boards and are committed to conserving and reducing energy consumption.
Effective Insulation Saves Money
The average property loses 30% of its heat through the external walls. If the property is old and detached, that figure will be significantly higher. With ever increasing energy costs, it makes good sense to have effective, quality insulation. Once a property has mould it is difficult and expensive to eradicate
The more superior thermal insulating properties of Ballytherm High Performance PIR Wall Insulation Slabs will provide a property with efficient insulation. This will reduce energy usage, and protect against condensation. The result is a insulation solution that is both environmentally friendly and cost effective.