Frame construction is becoming more and more popular. This is due to low construction costs, ease of installation, short construction time. In this article we will tell you how to properly insulate a frame house with your own hands.
First of all, it should be noted that the insulation of a frame house occurs even at the stage of its construction in the process of laying the space between frame posts of a certain type of materials.
After the construction of the house, it can be carried out additional insulation of the house both in the outer part (insulation of facades) and inside.
There are very different ways to insulate houses. Almost all existing heaters are also suitable for insulating frame structures built for the purpose of subsequent residence. They usually differ in air permeability, environmental friendliness and, of course, price.
As a rule, there are no problems with the insulation of a frame house, because upon completion of construction, we have smooth and smooth walls without unnecessary protrusions. It is a pleasure to sheathe such walls with insulation.
Insulation of the frame house from the outside is carried out using all known materials - mineral and ecowool, polystyrene foam and OSB plates. Everyone chooses according to their pocket, of course, health is more expensive, so it is recommended to use environmentally friendly insulation. If you want to understand the types of insulation and choose insulation for your home, watch the video.
Successfully executed insulation will increase energy saving and ensure comfortable living.
Each of these materials has its own advantages as well as weaknesses.
You can find out about them in the sections of our website dedicated to these heaters.
Here, dwelling on general issues of frame house insulation, we only note that the technology of frame house insulation with any of the listed materials requires good waterproofing.
In addition, all the slots in the walls, which sometimes appear during frame construction, should be sealed ...
You can seal the cracks with polyurethane foam.
Thermal insulation of a frame house with mineral wool is the most popular option. And also, despite the low levels of sound insulation and the flammability of this material, the option of insulating a frame house with foam is often chosen. But be careful about the environmental friendliness of these materials. Mineral wool can severely damage your lungs if cracks remain in your home and blow out air, and foam will release harmful benzene when exposed to sunlight.
Waterproofing material. It is attached to the frame of the house with a construction stapler (this is the most convenient option).
Important! Watch the integrity of the waterproofing sheet. Damage, even in the form of small cuts or punctures, is unacceptable. Fasten the individual parts slightly with an overlap.
Lathing. It is necessary if it is decided to make the insulation of the frame house from the outside from mineral wool. Styrofoam, penoplex, etc. are hard and durable materials. They are glued directly to the wall; there is no need to install them in the crate.
Insulation. Placed on top of a waterproofing layer. Work technology in accordance with the selected type of insulation.
Vapor barrier. It is necessary if mineral wool was used for insulation, since it, as we will occupy, is highly hygroscopic and, absorbing moisture, loses its heat-saving properties.
A very important stage! Almost all types of insulation require high-quality and reliable cladding, which will protect the material from destruction under the influence of weather conditions. And also ensure the environmental safety of their use.
The insulation materials already stated above - mineral wool and polystyrene (and its derivatives) - are also suitable for insulating the floor of the frame structure. Expanded clay and gypsum fiber boards can also be used.
The most successful option is the double floor technology. That is, one in which the rough and final floor is mounted, separated by an air gap. Such a floor will meet all the requirements for floors in a frame house: heat retention, sufficient strength, water resistance and safety.
Insulation of a frame house, made in accordance with technology, will provide you with reliable protection even from severe frosts. Warmth and comfort in your home!
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