Buildings are among the biggest energy users. Poorly insulated facades, or facades with no insulation whatsoever, are responsible for up to 40% of energy loss.
Nice and warm during the winter, pleasantly cool during the summer...
In a well-insulated house, a healthy and balanced climate exists year round. In cold weather, the temperature on the inside of uninsulated exterior walls falls significantly: we not only feel the "draught", but there is also the danger of mould forming. This effect can be prevented with heat insulation, meaning that you can enjoy a cosy feeling and healthy room climate throughout the entire year.
NOT ALL INSULATION WAS CREATED EQUAL...
→ Polystyrene (EPS) is used in more than 50% of all insulation applications today. The insulation material is easy to process. The systems are normally flammable or with special fire protection equipped flame-retardant. KEIM even applies dark-coloured coatings to EPS. Reservations against the insulation material are mainly from the point of view of fire protection. By the way, polystyrene provides 100% security against pecking by birds.
→ Insulation boards from mineral wool are primarily made from naturally occurring rocks and thus, are non-flammable. It is also possible to apply darker colours on systems with mineral wool boards or rock mineral wool boards. In the field of mineral wool KEIM AquaRoyal-MW is standing for maximum moisture management which reduces algae and mould.
→ Insulation panels made of mineral foam stand for a fully-mineral and ecological type of construction. The KEIM X-Por System is certified with the natureplus environmental seal. The insulating effect of the mineral-foam panels is somewhat less than the former, but it provides excellent heat insulation in the summer, it is not flammable, it corresponds to our natural environment and ensures a pleasant climate inside.