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Building Science of Insulation Frizington

Nowhere is an understanding of building science more important than in designing the building enclosure. To optimize its performance, we must attend to the whole system as well as to the details. Each component plays an important role on its own and in relationship to the others.

C & E Builders
01946 814587
25 Newtown
Frizington
 
S Graham
01946 815501
12 Moor Place
Frizington
 
David Mingins Joinery
01946 817318
47 Todholes road
Cleator Moor
 
Alfred Mcalpine Homes Cumbria Ltd
01946 811153
Threaplands
Cleator Moor
 
R J Gardner Builder
01946 817552
24 Todholes Road
Cleator Moor
 
Wr Richardson Builders Ltd
01946 861513
Winder Brow Farm
Frizington
 
Bob Watson
01946 811670
9 Leconfield Street
Cleator Moor
 
C M B Properties Ltd
01946 813441
Keekle Estate Office
Cleator Moor
 
R J Gardner - Builder
01946 817552
24 Todholes Road
Cleator Moor
 
C M B Properties Ltd
01946 815111
Unit 12
Cleator Moor
 

Building Science of Insulation

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Not yet Expired : expiry date is 4/3/2099 1:50:00 PM Nowhere is an understanding of building science more important than in designing the building enclosure. To optimize its performance, we must attend to the whole system as well as to the details. Each component plays an important role on its own and in relationship to the others.

It would be hard to find a more critical decision than your choice of insulation. In addition to R-value, you also need to look at these materials’ relationship with the rest of the building envelope. Though the fundamentals of building science are unchanging, new products and evolving best practices allow insulation to play an increasingly important role in whole-house system design.

A comprehensive insulation strategy takes into consideration the products’ efficiency, cost, application techniques, and environmental impact. But we also need to factor in the cost of potential warranty claims, comfort complaints, and durability challenges. Let’s take a closer look at some of the products and practices being used to insulate today’s high-performance homes.

Thermal Resistance Defined

Thermal energy travels from hot to cold, so we lose heat from inside to outside in cold months and lose our cool in the summer as heat tries to move indoors.

Insulation’s job is to slow down that transfer of heat. R-value is a measurement of a material’s ability to resist the transfer of energy; as we all know, the higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation.

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