Building Insulation Materials - Consideration of Materials Used

Consideration of Materials Used

Factors affecting the type and amount of insulation to use in a building include:

  • Climate
  • Ease of installation
  • Durability - resistance to degradation from compression, moisture, decomposition, etc.
  • Ease of replacement at end of life
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Toxicity
  • Flammability
  • Environmental impact and sustainability

Often a combination of materials is used to achieve an optimum solution and there are products which combine different types of insulation into a single form.

Read more about this topic:  Building Insulation Materials

Famous quotes containing the word materials:

    In daily life what distinguishes the master is the using those materials he has, instead of looking about for what are more renowned, or what others have used well.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)