If your home was built before the 1920s, the exterior walls are most likely solid walls. While it may seem beneficial to have "hard" walls, they differ from modern cavities in that they allow heat to escape through them. Therefore, you must insulate them to retain heat, save money on your heating bill, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
What are the advantages of exterior metal wall panels for industrial architecture?
External wall insulation offers many advantages. Not only does this save you up to €490 per year in heating costs, but your insulation is also installed without annoying disturbances in the interior of your home. As your exterior walls age, your insulation improves the appearance of your home and protects your masonry. It also fills any cracks in your masonry, eliminating any current that caused it.
How to install it?
To insulate large outer walls, a layer of insulation is attached to your walls using mechanical fasteners and adhesives. After this material is installed, it is covered with a protective layer of plaster or wall cladding.
What is the difference between cladding and plaster?
Cladding is available in a variety of attractive colors and shapes, including wood panels, tiles, stone, clay tiles and aluminum panels. Lubrication, on the other hand, takes the form of a thick mixture of sand and cement applied to the wire mesh, or a thinner, lighter cement applied to the tough fiber mesh.
Depending on your preferences, the coating can be smooth or textured. If you want an easy exterior wall treatment, you can paint the surface or cover it with gravel. The coating you choose will cover the entire exterior of your property, including the existing masonry, and can significantly change the look of your home. For this reason, you should choose your insurance coverage very carefully.