Thermal insulation in challenging conditions
Winter tends to surprise us in the least expected moment - also on the construction site. If the thermal modernization project of your house is not finished yet, there is the usual dilemma: should you wait until the next building season, or risk working in difficult atmospheric conditions to finish the job in winter.
If you are determined to complete your thermal insulation work in this unfriendly season for civil works, do keep a close eye on weather forecasts, because in our climate it is temperature that most often thwarts building projects. The optimum temperature range recommended for performing insulation works is between +5°C and +25°C. This applies not only to air, but also to the materials used to erect the house, the substrate and batched water. Unfortunately, our region's winter temperature often nears 0˚C, preventing the carrying out of construction works. When deciding on laying thermal insulation below +5˚C, bear in mind the related risk, i.e. rain washing down the plaster applied in such conditions.
There are products that may save the day in such situations, which allow to carry out building works in low temperatures:
TURBO Z-SA winter thermal insulation system, comprising:
LEPSTYR Z 211 adhesive mortar
STYRLEP Z 221 adhesive and reinforcing mortar
TYNKOLIT Z-SA 341 plaster primer for winter,
SILIKATYNK Z 021 silicate plaster for winter.
When carrying out the works using winter products, the ambient temperature of air, substrate and the built-in material may not be lower than 0*C; such temperature must be maintained for about 8 hours until the products set. After several hours, a temperature fall below zero is permissible. The winter products offered by KREISEL set quickly, causing them to achieve early resistance to cold. This is an important feature that enables work for the majority of the year.