“BUILD TIGHT, VENTILATE RIGHT”
An air tight structure is essential to achieving an energy efficient and comfortable home. Penetrations of the external envelope of the building are a main source of draughts and should be properly sealed. Thermal insulation by itself is not enough to keep out the wind. An airtight vapour layer sealed with tapes and glues ensures that the insulation works to its full potential thus saving energy and reducing carbon emissions drastically.
It is advisable to ensure that your property is air tight before proceeding with the purchase of a new heating system as the heat will merely be wasted through the defects in the structure.
Energy Supplies stock the pro-clima range of air tightness products. Pro-clima are German based and have been involved in moisture control airtight solutions since 1981. This product is the market leader in airtight sealant systems and is the only certified system in Europe.
The pro-clima system provides an intelligent solution to the vapour control within the dwelling as it allows moisture to pass through the membrane to reduce the risk of condensation. The air tightness of the membrane is not compromised by this flow of moisture through the fabric.
Advantages of an air tight structure:
- Prevents warm air escaping
- Reduces cost of heating
- Prevents unwanted draughts
- Avoids degradation of the building structure
- Minimises CO2 emissions