Why is it worth insulating a country house, and is it possible to do all the work yourself
Jan 01, 2021
After I built a brick house on my own and my wife and I moved in, we had to face some problems.
First, the rooms were too hot in summer. Secondly, the corners of the walls in winter and after rain became wet, and even the installation of convection batteries did not help to correct the situation.
Third, the boiler was operating at full capacity to heat the entire house, which ultimately negatively affected gas bills. I made a decision to insulate all facades with polystyrene, thanks to which all these problems were solved at once.
Despite the fact that today there are different types of insulation for outdoor use, I opted for foam. This decision was prompted by the reasonable price, low thermal conductivity, light weight and ease of work with this material.
The insulation process took place in several stages:
1. He cleaned the facades of dust, knocked down the protruding fragments of cement with a spatula.
2. Styrofoam (thickness 10 cm) was glued to the polyurethane foam, and filled all the seams with it.
3. Each sheet was fixed to the walls using special fasteners-fungi, placed in the corners and in the center.
4. After the foam hardened, he plastered the foam plastic surface, applying a mounting mesh, and treated it with a primer.
As a result, I managed to achieve such results.
Corners and walls remain dry in frost and rain. In summer, the rooms are kept at the optimum temperature for all households, we do not use air conditioners. Gas payments have almost halved.