Thermal insulation, a matter of energy efficiency

For a house—or any other type of building—to be energy-efficient, the energy spent to heat it or air-condition it must be used to reach the desired temperature without too much loss. For instance, heating a house with the windows open in the winter will result in a waste of energy. But if the building is poorly insulated, it will constantly lose its heat, and the energy costs will be higher.

What is thermal insulation?

The purpose of thermal insulation is to stop the heat and cold transfer (thermal transfer) between the different parts of a building. It concerns many of its components, which must be taken into account during the various steps of the construction or maintenance:

  • the roof and the attic space
  • the walls
  • the floors
  • the ventilation ducts and pipes (in this case, the term lagging is used)

What are the signs of a faulty thermal insulation?

If you answered yes to any of the questions listed here, you probably need efficient thermal insulation services. Indeed, a faulty insulation often translates into a discomfort due to the impossibility of maintaining an adequate temperature inside.
Very hot in summer and ice cold in winter, these buildings also generate a lot of condensation, which can be seen on the windows. This makes the air moist, and can even create mold. In those buildings, controlling the temperature is difficult, and a lot of energy is spent to heat or cool the air, of which an important part escapes from the building.

  • Are you often too cold or too hot?
  • Is there condensation ?
  • Do you feel drafts even when doors and windows are closed?
  • Are your electricity costs very high?
  • Have you found mold or other types of fungus?
  • Are the floors and walls cold in winter?

What are the processes and materials used to insulate a building?

Several materials are used in thermal insulation. Their ability to protect against the thermal variations depends on their form and constitution. Therefore, one must know about the various materials, the properties of their different forms and the optimal installation processes in order to obtain a high-quality insulation.

  • rigid or semi-rigid insulation boards
  • loose insulators (often used in attic spaces)
  • blown (injected) insulators (often used in cavities)
  • mechanically sprayed insulators (which generally offer an optimal adhesion to many types of surfaces)

Isolation Algon 2000: quality thermal insulation products and the expertise needed for a perfect installation

Each of the processes below can be performed with different materials. In the case of the blown (injected) materials, for instance, Isolation Algon 2000 has the expertise needed to use:

  • polyurethane
  • cellulose fiber
  • rock wool
  • glass fiber

Over the years, Algon’s personnel has developed a unique expertise in thermal insulation. Today, the company is able to offer services to the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. To learn more about our achievements, click on the sector you are interested in.

Isolation Algon 2000 is proud to be supplied only by the best manufacturers in the insulation industry.

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of insulation materials, becoming more and more efficient. This is why Isolation Algon 2000’s employees receive regular training on the latest products and methods. We also carefully choose our suppliers and constantly perfect our application techniques using Energy Efficient Products that meet the LEED standards.

To know more about our products and services or get a free quote, please contact us.