Thermal bridging could cause significant energy loss in homes and businesses, resulting in higher heating and cooling costs. They can make up at up to 30 percent of heat loss in an airtight and insulated home. Proper planning, design, and construction are key when it comes to identifying and avoiding thermal bridges.
Learn more about thermal bridging and measures that should be taken to break from a trusted siding and bathtub replacement company.
What Is a Thermal Bridge?
Thermal bridging occurs when penetration is present in the building envelope or insulation. It’s the movement of heat across a more conductive object than the materials around it. The conductive material makes a path of least resistance for heat.
Junctions between the wall and floor as well as between the wall and the roof can cause thermal bridges. They can also form when there are holes in the building envelope for pipes and cables.
How Can You Break Them?
The wood studs in the walls must be covered with continuous insulation to remedy thermal bridging. When building a new home, insulation can be added to the wall system to break thermal bridges. If you’re remodeling, you should consider insulated vinyl siding. It’s an easy and effective way to add a layer of continuous insulation to an existing home.
Siding replacement is a significant investment, so make sure to hire an experienced contractor for your project. No matter what home improvement project you’re planning, you can start your search for a reliable company by going online. For instance, you’re having your old roof replaced, simply search “roofer near me” and you’ll get a list of nearby companies. However, in this case, you should look for siding contractors near you. Don’t forget to check their websites, read reviews, and ask for references.
Installing insulated vinyl siding won’t only give you energy savings but will also dramatically improve your home exterior’s appearance. The insulation makes the siding more firm, meaning it looks and feels more solid.
For your siding replacement project, you can count on Masters Home Solutions. We also offer roof replacement, window installation, and tub to shower conversion services. Call us at (610) 228-0086 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.