How To Insulate Exterior Walls

25% of the energy losses of homes are due to poor insulation. An available option that can help improve this is to create an insulating chamber projected from the inside or outside. Next, we will see another solution that is easier to install.

 

Exterior insulation consists of placing an insulating layer on each wall or those most exposed to cold and wind. This is achieved by applying (or fixing) insulating blocks that usually consist of expanded polystyrene or mineral wool. The insulation is then covered with a facade cladding such as fiber cement boards or plates, plaster, etc.

 

There is no need to move to another location during the work.

 

As the work is done from the outside, you do not need to move or live in certain rooms while your project is being carried out. Another important factor: the house will remain immaculate! No materials, debris, or dust inside.

 

Living space stays the same.

 

The insulation needs to be between 15 and 20 centimeters thick to insulate the house properly. Insulating from the outside does not reduce the living space inside your home.

 

Opportunity to enhance your facade

 

No more painted bricks or discolored walls. Exterior insulation is an opportunity to give your facade a new life. Why not go for an innovative, environmentally friendly, durable, and modern material such as Siding Cedral boards? They are easy to maintain, resistant, available in different finishes and colors to create a durable facade.

 

Reduction of thermal bridge

 

Exterior insulation acts as a coat that protects your home. It is better than insulation from the inside from a thermal point of view because it allows continuous insulation with little or no thermal bridging. Also, it protects the facade from bad weather and preserves the building’s thermal inertia, generally important for comfort in summer. Finally, the insulation from the outside guarantees permeability, which allows a much greater regulation of the house’s humidity.

 

Energetic savings

 

The savings will depend on the type of insulation you choose and its thickness. Also, properly insulating a home increases your property’s value (especially when it comes to selling it). This will pay off your initial investment much faster.

Things You Have To Consider To Choose The Right Color For Your Home

This is a decision that can take a long time and therefore needs to be carefully thought through.

If you want to maintain the environment that surrounds your house or property, it is sometimes best to choose colors similar to your neighbors’ exterior walls. You can still incorporate your own style while applying the most used colors in the neighborhood.

Target on a south-facing wall could quickly turn blinding. On an east-facing skirt, which is the most exposed to the elements, your lovely white wall could quickly get dirty.

Your house is the sum of all its parts. Take into account the color of the roof, windows, doors, and shutters or even the surrounding vegetation as a starting point when choosing. Try to visualize these colorstogether, don’t forget that you can request samples of the variety of colors from Cedral. However, we recommend avoiding using more than three different colors.

The slightest ray of sunlight illuminates light colors; consequently, they are ideal for exterior walls and tinted or north-facing homes. They also help to highlight the architectural design, making the house look more spacious. White is simple and classic, although it does get dirty quickly. Cedral boards can be cleaned quickly and easily with a little mild detergent or mildly soapy water, which is then rinsed off with clean water, bringing back the pleasure of seeing the light-colored exterior wall.