Best Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya
Best Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya at Gypsum Ceiling Supplies. Our Products includes; Fiberglass Insulation, Rockwool Insulation Polyethylene Insulation, Styrofoam sheets, Ceiling Systems and much more.
Heat Insulation also known as thermal insulation is the process adopted to prevent heat transfer between outside and inside of the building. Nowadays heat insulation has become an essential part of building construction due to its superior benefits. Buy our PE roof Insulation
Insulated buildings remains warmer in cold seasons and cooler in hot seasons. Consequently, thermally insulated building provides great comfort both in summer and winter.
A building provided with thermal insulation requires less electricity to maintain the desired temperature conditions in the building. This saves on electric bills and extra costs.
8 Benefits of Heat Insulation
- No need of AC, cooler, heater etc.
- Thermal insulation prevents the roof deck from cracking.
- Expansion joints are not required in a structure during construction.
- The materials that are used in thermal insulation are lightweight than concrete which reduces the dead weight on the roof slab.
- Thermal insulating materials are manufactured from recycled materials.
- It is easy to install.
- It is fire resistance.
- Maintenance is not required.
- It is environment-friendly.
List of Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya
Gypsum Ceiling Supplies a full range of heat insulation materials for different applications in Nairobi, Kenya and East Africa
- Ceramic Fibre Insulation
- Mineral wool Insulation
- Fiberglass Insulation
- Polyethylene (PE) Foam Insulation
- Armaflex Insulation
- Styrofoam Insulation
- PE Roof Insulation
- Rockwool Pipe Insulation
- PE Pipe Insulation
Fiberglass insulation is a product manufactured from glass fibers. It is one of the most used insulation material in the World because of its budget friendly prices and its thermal resistant properties. Fiberglass insulation or glass wool as people call it, can withstand a temperature of up to 450 degrees.
You can use glass wool to insulate against heat cold and sound. Gypsum Ceiling Supplies fiberglass insulation in batts and rolls of 50mm thick and 100mm thick with or without foil. The foil backing is an added advanced for heat reflection.
Glass wool is best applicable in the attic roof, flat roof, wall insulation, drywall partitions, pipes, ducts, studio soundproofing, home theatres and much more
Polyethylene Roof Insulation Sheet
Polyethylene Insulation is a product made of many tiny closed cell globules sealed off from each other. Polyethylene foam is an excellent heat insulation.
PE roof Insulation protects your roof space from heat build-up due to radiant heat penetration by acting as a heat barrier to protect all services within the roof space from drying out, cracking and degradation due to UV and solar heat gain.
Polyethylene Roof Insulation is a cost-effective insulation that is suitable for use in metal deck roofing system in residential, commercial, industrial and horticultural buildings where temperature variations are moderately/relatively high and where there is a need to reduce the disturbing rain noise.
PE insulation is widely used to insulate iron sheet roofs for residential, warehouses, supermarkets, Hospitals and much more. When installed correctly, this product reduces heat by 98%. The double side reflective foil helps in reflecting heat radiation
Rockwool Insulation ranks the best and ideal heat insulation material that is economical and highly efficient. Rockwool can withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees. Rockwool has outstanding advantages compare to other insulation materials
Just like fiberglass, you can use rockwool to insulate iron sheet roof, attic sections, high temperature pipes and ducts. It is also a suitable materials for soundproofing and sound absorbing. We sale rockwool insulation in slabs and rolls. Order online for free delivery within Nairobi
Performance Terms used in Thermal Insulation
Thermal Conductivity / λ (lambda)
Thermal conductivity measures the ease with which heat can travel through a material by conduction. Conduction is the main form of heat transfer through insulation. It is often termed as λ (lambda) value. The lower the lambda, the better the performance.
Heat Resistance (R)
Thermal Resistance is a figure that connects the Thermal Conductivity of a material to its Width – providing a figure expressed in resistance per unit area (m²K/W) A greater thickness means less heat flow and so does a lower conductivity. Together these parameters form the thermal resistance of the construction. A construction layer with a high Thermal Resistance, is a good insulator; one with a low Thermal Resistance is a bad insulator.
The equation is Thermal Resistance (m²K/W) = Thickness (m) / Conductivity (W/mK)
Specific Heat Capacity
The Specific Heat Capacity of a material is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1kg of the material by 1K (or by 1oC). A good insulator has a higher Specific Heat Capacity because it takes time to absorb more heat before it actually heats up (temperature rising) to transfer the heat. High Specific Heat Capacity is a feature of materials providing Thermal Mass or Thermal Buffering (Decrement Delay).
The density refers to the mass (or ‘weight’) per unit volume of a material and is measured in kg/m3. A high-density material maximizes the overall weight and is an aspect of ‘low’ thermal diffusivity and ‘high’ thermal mass.
Thermal Diffusivity measures the ability of a material to conduct thermal energy relative to its ability to store thermal energy. For example, metals transmit thermal energy rapidly (cold to touch) whereas wood is a slow transmitter. Insulators have low Thermal Diffusivity. Copper = 98.8 mm2/s; Wood = 0.082 mm2/s.
The equation is: Thermal Diffusivity (mm2/s) = Thermal Conductivity / Density x Specific Heat Capacity