“AS THE prolonged hot weather has continued, we have heard many myths and stories from consumers and media alike regarding the performance of insulation in high temperatures. There is a common misconception that well insulated homes become hotter as the temperature outside rises, but this is simply not true.
“The way insulation works is very simple; as well as keeping heat in during colder weather, it also keeps heat out in hotter weather. Homes that have been fitted with external wall insulation are actually in a better position during hot spells, as the heat will not be able to transfer through the walls to heat the property, so these homes will in fact stay cooler.
“While the main driver for installing external wall insulation is to deliver warmer, more energy efficient homes over the winter, we so often hear from residents that are surprised at how cool their homes are staying in the summer.
“The majority of people in the UK are mistaken about the way insulation works and it is crucial that the industry addresses this, with manufacturers, installers, contractors and trade associations across the insulation industry working together to communicate the correct facts about insulated homes.”
Wetherby Building Systems Ltd is the UK’s market leader in the manufacture and distribution of a wide range of external wall insulation (EWI) systems, polymer modified renders, silicone & acrylic thin-coat renders & brick slip systems for the retrofit market.
Wetherby’s insulated render systems provide environmentally sympathetic external façade solutions that have been successfully installed on a range of domestic refurbishment projects, new build schemes, commercial buildings and educational establishments for more than two decades.
Wetherby Building Systems,
1 Kid Glove Road,
Golborne Enterprise Park,
Phone: 01942 717100
Fax: 01942 717101
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