Concrete insulation is a high-efficiency solution that provides a remarkably resilient form of thermal protection. In addition to providing unparalleled thermal protection, concrete insulation structures serve as an excellent sealant, protecting homes and businesses alike from outside containments.
R-value is a form of measurement used in the insulation industry to explain the ability of materials to slow heat flow. Concrete insulation has a very high static R-value, rated in the high teens to low 20s. Thermal mass refers to how well a home can stabilize the internal temperature regardless of fluctuations in external temperatures. Concrete insulation cores provide homes with higher levels of thermal mass.
Air tightness is the final measurement of exemplary insulation. When a building is properly insulated, it is typically the result of insulation that has a high R-value, excellent thermal mass capabilities, and minimal air infiltration. Air tightness determines how well sealed a structure operates.
Concrete core structures meet the requirements to achieve the highest levels of insulation. In addition to significantly reducing the need for replacement, concrete insulation also provides unmatched structural integrity. The strength of concrete serves to protect building occupants from disasters likes typhoons, hurricanes, and tornados.
If you're looking to make a shift in insulation from more traditional methods to concrete, contact Northstar and one of our highly trained insulation specialists will be happy to provide more information about concrete insulation forms.