As the world is moving fast towards modernization, the construction of skyscrapers accounts for a significant fraction of the total energy consumed in the country. The developed countries are always held responsible for the high emission of greenhouse gases as their energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings is comparatively high. For example, the construction sector in Europe and the United States accounts for 26.8% and 22% of the total energy consumption of the respective country. One of the recent research on the construction sector reveals that the use of heating and cooling appliances increased in the developed countries with an average rate of 7.5% between 1996 and 2008. With the growth of the industrial sector at a fast pace, the average energy consumption by the industrial sector is evaluated to be 63.1% in the millennium year. In the year 2008, the total energy consumption by the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) in the residential sectors of Mexico was measured as 9.3 TWh, which corresponds to 19.6% of the total energy consumption by the entire sector. This energy consumption was later increased by 24% which concluded that HVACs are the third-highest energy consumer’s in any country
Some of the effective measures for reducing energy emitted by HVACs (heating and cooling appliances) is through proper insulation methods which would result in the reduction of energy consumption. However, the working of insulation apparatuses (wall putty, wall mortar, wall skin coat, and wall polish powder) depends upon the R-value. R-value is the ability of insulation material to reduce the flow of energy. The greater the R-value, the more effective it is to reduce the heat flow. The concept of applying the thermal coating is becoming popular in India, China, the United States, and other European countries in recent years.
Things to keep in mind before applying Thermal Coatings
One of the primary things to keep in mind before applying wall insulation to the interior and exterior surface of the wall is the absorption of solar radiation and infrared emission to the atmosphere. During the daytime, the consumption of heat on the rooftop and exterior surface of the building is high as compared to the night. Thus, the wall skin coat must balance the heat transfer quotient in such a manner that there will be no load on heating or cooling appliances.
An ideal wall care powder exhibits thermal resistance through R-value that ranges from 0.53 to 3.52 m2.K/W. It can reduce the energy transfer up to 170 kJ/day for models with a roof albedo of 0.2. If you want to calculate the actual cost of your thermal insulation then you need to evaluate the cost of purchasing plus coating applied on the wall and then subtract it with the energy savings accrued during the lifespan of insulation.
The development of technology in the world has also affected the way the construction industry works. Today, conventional building methods are replaced with technologically advanced methods. For example, to maintain the temperature of the house, there are a variety of Thermosolutions available in the market.
Before choosing any insulating material you must comprehend the R-value of the product. Loose fibers such as fiberglass, mineral wool, and cellulose provide maximum R-value. For every 8-23 inches thick fiberglass its R-Value varies from 30-50. Other materials such as Fiberglass batt, polyurethane spray foam, extruded polystyrene foam board, and Polyisocyanurate foam board provides R-value 30, 12.6, 4.4, and 6.5 respectively.
Keep in mind to provide proper space in your attic. If there are empty corners and shallow areas where the insulation coat has not been applied or if the area is over coated, it will either result in overheating or suffocation without proper ventilation.
One of the best companies which provides the best thermal coating for walls is PETRA BUILDCARE. The wall skin coat provided by PETRA BUILDCARE can reduce the flow of energy up to 35%. The wall skin coat is easy to apply and provides resistance to water, quick bonding, high coverage, and good strength. The skin care powder has a high R-value and it prohibits the flow of energy from one direction to another if applied with proper dimensions. Thus, it is an effective solution for a residential or commercial building in warm or colder regions.