Increasing thermal performance
Buildings account for about 40 percent of our energy use – much of it tied up in the basic task of keeping people cool in the summer and warm in the winter. That’s why inefficient envelopes produce costly consequences, in both bloated energy bills and bigger carbon footprints. Still, most buildings lack the insulation necessary to tame weather extremes.
DuPont’s continuous insulation products are proven to reduce thermal bridging and increase the thermal performance of your building to keep an upper hand on heat and cold.
In a typical home, 25 percent of the wall’s surface consists of wood framing. It’s no knock on wood, but that’s where insulation is most likely to be lacking. And that’s where heat escapes and where trouble happens – such as condensation created by the clash of cold and hot air.
After the mortgage payment, heating and cooling costs are the most expensive part of owning a home. Investing in continuous insulation around the building envelope is a good bet for reducing energy consumption and making a homeowner’s money go further.
Fires are most fatal when people are sleeping and slow to pick up on the danger. Building with fire-resistant materials offers the first line of defense. Dupont products are designed to stall smoke and flames long enough to allow time to escape.
Outside air and moisture can undercut R-value in a structure by up to 63 percent. That’s why Tyvek® weather barriers can be a wall’s best friend. You’re protecting R-values with materials that block out unwelcome air while allowing condensation inside walls a chance to escape.
Closing the insulation gap
Saving energy – and much more