The facade of a home is a crucial element that can greatly impact its overall look and feel. A well-designed facade not only adds aesthetic appeal, but it also protects the interior of the house from various weather conditions and provides insulation. When it comes to creating a comfortable and secure living environment, the facade plays a crucial role in achieving this goal. So, it’s important to give proper attention and consideration to the design and materials used in constructing the facade of a home. Ultimately, a strong and attractive facade can greatly enhance the sense of comfort and security one feels in their own home.
A well-placed facade not only ensures comfort and warmth in your home, but also significant savings on heating and cooling costs, while also protecting the environment from excessive energy consumption.So, there are no negative sides when we talk about installing thermal insulation: you will save more than 30% of energy, you will protect your home, and it will be much more pleasant to live in.
Pay attention to facade installation details for proper insulation and no cracks. 5 tips for successful facade installation results:
1) Ideal thickness of styrofoam
Styrofoam for thermal insulation is typically manufactured in thicknesses ranging from 5 to 15 cm.In our area, in order to save money in earlier years, Styrofoam with a thickness of 5 cm was most often used. But when we compare with parts of Europe where the climate conditions are similar to ours, from continental to tropical, we will see that European standards require at least 8 cm of insulation. It is also the minimum that meets the criteria of the heat transfer coefficient.
That is why we recommend that the thickness of Styrofoam be 8 or 10 cm. The difference in price is not big, and the thicker insulation will definitely pay off through lower bills and better thermal insulation. Also, we recommend that you choose facade styrofoam with F or AF markings, not 25-gram styrofoam. The difference in thermal conductivity exists, but it is negligibly small compared to the investment.
2) What type of glue should be used?
Types of glue used for insulation facade installation Each one should be material and purpose appropriate.Use base glue for panel gluing, as elasticity is not needed. Semi-retan foam is becoming more popular for Styrofoam gluing. has insulation properties, is lightweight, installs faster, and costs only slightly more. Wait 2 days after panel gluing before reinforcing. mesh reinforcement or Styrofoam arrangement glued with flexible “finishing” glue. provides a strong and durable bond.
This same glue can also be used for gluing graphite EPS, mineral wool, and processing styrodur. When it comes to these materials, the more polymer binder in the glue, the better. The flexible glue is excellent for stone wool and graphite styrofoam due to the non-absorbent nature of the treated substrates.
3) Which facade mesh to choose?
The next step in installing the facade is applying the reinforcement glue. Then the reinforcement, i.e., the facade mesh, is placed over the glue. The biggest mistakes in the choice of facade mesh happen precisely because of the desire to save money. Please note that the mesh is by no means something that should be saved because it gives the entire thermal insulation system a long life.
Low-quality facade meshes contain a higher percentage of glass fibers that do not have enough elasticity. That is why, over time and due to weather conditions, damage occurs to the facade, because the mesh cannot withstand external pressure.
Instead, use a mesh from a reputable manufacturer such as Bekament, Weber, Jub, Wurth, or Maxima. It is best to choose a facade mesh of 145 g or 165 g; a higher gauge gives a higher density. Also, these types of mesh contain a higher percentage of silicone fibers, which give additional strength to the facade.
4) How to best choose a sound facade?
The noise is usually the highest in the city center, business premises, and residential buildings located on busy streets. If you live next to a place where you like to go out, it is very likely that the noise will affect your peace of mind a lot, so soundproofing will be necessary.
This problem should be taken into account before installing the facade itself, because the choice of facade material can bring peace to your home. So, once the facade is finished, nothing more can be done. A typical choice for thermal insulation is a board made of standard polystyrene, i.e., Styrofoam. However, when you want to have both sound and thermal insulation, instead of Styrofoam, we recommend that you use stone wool as an insulation board.
Stone wool is obtained in a natural way, by melting volcanic rock. It not only creates an ideal microclimate in your home but is also an excellent sound insulation system because it is made of a porous, fibrous structure.
5) What should you pay attention to in order for the facade to be under warranty?
One common mistake when selecting materials for the facade is choosing different types from various manufacturers to cut costs. However, the consequences of this decision may not become apparent for years after installation, when damage begins to show.
Using facade system solutions from a reputable manufacturer is key to ensuring longevity and protection for your home. Brands such as Jub, Bekament, Maxima, Weber, Sika, and Ceresit, available at Logos stores, offer both high quality and a guarantee of performance, making your home safe and secure in the long term.
Here you can find some tips for creating a facade.
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