ProofTherm Insulation = Breathable: For a healthier living space | Highly effective insulation
Many existing properties could benefit from better insulation. Heat loss through walls accounts for up to 33% of all domestic heat loss in UK and ROI buildings according to The Energy Savings Trust. ProofTherm effectively increases the thermal resistance of any wall, which means its ability to resist temperature change by not allowing heat to pass through it. Better insulated walls mean lower heating bills in winter and a much more comfortable living environment in summer.
A single 20mm coat of ProofTherm external wall render applied to a bare masonry wall will increase its thermal resistance by 250%.
Insulating homes with ProofTherm creates a more comfortable living environment. External walls get a fresh lease of life, giving the house an instant “lift”. Internal walls will be warmer with less trouble from damp and mould.
HOW DOES PROOFTHERM WORK?
The insulating aggregate in ProofTherm is full of microscopic air bubbles trapped in a honeycomb-like structure. Heat can’t be conducted easily through air; it’s why we now build houses with cavity walls and why we wear down-filled jackets. By creating a continuous layer of highly aerated render/plaster across a wall, we are creating millions of micro-cavities that resist the flow of heat through the structure. Highly vapour-permeable, ProofTherm allows the structure to breathe, reducing the risk of moisture damage and mould.
A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, BREATHABLE, INSULATING RENDER/PLASTER
ProofTherm uses expanded Perlite as an insulating aggregate to create a highly breathable, lightweight, insulating render/ plaster that can be used to provide significant gains in thermal and acoustic insulation on internal and external walls. The open cell, honeycomb structure of the expanded Perlite creates a thermally resistant barrier that reduces heat and sound transmission through the wall when applied as an external render or an internal plaster.
“A practical and affordable insulation solution that allows buildings to breathe, reducing the problems and damage caused by damp.”
Because it is highly vapour-permeable, ProofTherm allows the structure to breathe, reducing the risk of moisture damage and mould. ProofTherm is suitable for use on external walls, and internal walls and is also available as an insulating floor screed.
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