INSULATION IN REHABILITATION OF BUILDINGSEXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE (XPS)
Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) is a rigid, insulating, thermoplastic, closed cell foam structure. Its main technical features are: high mechanical strength, high thermal insulation capacity and, thanks to its closed bubble structure, the extruded polystyrene thermal insulation alone can get wet without losing its properties.
It is primarily used in the rehabilitation of buildings when they want to provide thermal insulation, thereby achieving reducing thermal transmittance of construction elements and demand and consumption for air conditioning EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE both winter and summer.
The use of this type of insulating material has given rise to a new type called inverted roof deck. The main feature of this type of cover and so the difference from the rest of the covers is the placement of the insulation EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE is done on the layer of waterproofing.
Its use extends to all types of building envelope, using both the facades and roofs and floors, though it is covered in insulation where this type of material is used.
The main advantage of the inverted roof is the prolongation of the life of the same to undergo less aggression basically derived from the weather and temperature changes.