Danpalon and the importance of thermal insulation

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Thermal insulation is now one of the most important variables to consider when selecting the materials to be used on the façade of a building. Have efficient materials like those provided by the Danpalon will ensure that you minimize your energy cost and help do your bit for the environment by lowering your carbon footprint.

There are many products on the market today that claim to be good insulators. Each of them will have their pros and cons, so you need to be fully aware of what specific needs you have for a given project.

danpalonKey factors to consider include the R-values, environmental impact, price, flammability, sound insulation etc.

The key role of thermal insulation is to decrease energy costs by preventing heat loss or gain through the building envelope. Usually this material comes in the form of a substance that has a low thermal conductivity. Usually this will be less than 0.1 W/mK. Their only purpose will be to save on energy and to increase the comfort levels of those building occupants.

The focus on thermal insulation is only going to get bigger. While they have commonly been used in temperate regions, they are looking to become more global as time goes on. More developed countries will have requirements for development and thermal insulation is one of the key requirements of energy efficient and also for the health purposes of the occupants of the structure.

This means that there is always going to be a steady market for these types of materials. The market will not be as large in those climates which are hot and those in tropical regions as natural ventilation is more important than air tightness when it comes to the right strategy for thermal comfort.

This is why our product range at Danpal includes air gaps in our facade systems, as this promotes the natural ventilation of air in a constant motion. This prevents excessive heat gain from the sun. Roof insulation is something that is important in all types of regions, including tropic areas.

In real terms, better thermal insulation is going to provide a lot more comfort to the building occupants. This means there will be more productivity in the workplace as well as better living environments.

As thermal insulation limits any unwanted heat gain or loss through the building envelope, this will naturally decrease the demand for energy whether it is cooling or heating up buildings, which in turn lowers GHG emissions.

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