Insulation & More - The Lagging Expert https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert The Lagging Expert RSS Feed Mon, 27 May 2024 22:40:37 +0100 Rubber vs. Foam Pipe Insulation: Which Material Wins on Cost and Performance? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/is-rubber-pipe-insulation-better-than-foam As a property owner or construction professional, choosing the right pipe insulation materials is crucial. It impacts energy efficiency, thermal conductivity, insulation r-value, and moisture resistance. With many options like polyethylene foam, elastomeric foam, nitrile rubber, and brands like kaifoam, kaiflex, and armaflex, making the best choice can be challenging.... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #comparingrubberandfoaminsulation #foampipeinsulation #insulationforpipes #pipeinsulationbenefits #pipeinsulationmaterials #rubberpipeinsulation #thermalinsulationcomparison Tue, 14 May 2024 18:03:01 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/is-rubber-pipe-insulation-better-than-foam PVC Pipe Insulation: Essential Tips on When to Use It and When to Skip It https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/should-i-insulate-pvc-water-pipes Is insulating PVC water pipes worth the effort and expense? This question puzzles many homeowners optimising their plumbing systems. While insulation offers benefits like preventing heat loss, freeze protection, and improved energy efficiency, it's not always necessary. The decision depends on factors like pipe location and climate. Before purchasing pipe... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #diypipeinsulation #energyefficiency #homeplumbing #insulatingwaterpipes #pvcpipeinsulation #pvcpipemaintenance #waterpipeinsulationtips Sun, 12 May 2024 01:11:06 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/should-i-insulate-pvc-water-pipes Should You Insulate Your Heating Pipes? Benefits of Keeping the Heat In https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/should-you-insulate-heating-pipes Are your heating pipes leaving you chilly? Properly insulating hot water and heating pipes keeps your home toasty. Is pipe insulation really worthwhile? Insulating pipes is like wrapping them in a cosy blanket. It shields them from harsh winters and sweltering summers. While insulating walls, floors, and roofs is essential,... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #energyefficiency #heatconservation #heatingpipeinsulation #homeimprovement Sat, 11 May 2024 10:41:52 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/should-you-insulate-heating-pipes Rubber vs. Foam: Which Material Wins for Pipe Insulation Efficiency and Cost? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/is-rubber-or-foam-pipe-insulation-better When insulating pipes, have you pondered whether rubber or foam is better? This question often sparks debates among experts. Each insulation material offers unique advantages and disadvantages.Choosing the right pipe insulation type optimises energy efficiency. It ensures proper installation and manages insulation costs. Let's explore rubber and foam insulation to... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #foampipeinsulation #insulatingpipes #pipeinsulationcomparison #rubberpipeinsulation Sat, 11 May 2024 10:22:33 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/is-rubber-or-foam-pipe-insulation-better Freeze Alert: How Uninsulated Pipes Can Burst Overnight and How to Prevent It https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/can-pipes-freeze-in-one-night Pipes freezing overnight can leave you with a plumbing emergency. This can result in a hefty repair bill. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), one burst pipe claim during freezing weather costs around £7,500 on average. Winter plumbing woes account for one in four domestic property claims. This... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #ductinsulation #frozenpipes #hvacinsulation #pipeinsulation #pipethawingmethods #plumbing #preventingpipefreezing #thermalinsulation Fri, 10 May 2024 15:32:17 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/can-pipes-freeze-in-one-night 10 Reasons Why The Cheapest Insulation Is Not Always The Best Choice https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/reasons-cheapest-insulation-best-choice Surprisingly, only 3% of homes in Great Britain are insulated. This is out of about 7.7 million houses with solid, uninsulated walls. The consequence of this is huge. It affects energy savings and comfortable living. Cheapest insulation might seem appealing but it can have hidden costs. Looking at loft insulation,... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #buildingmaterials #cheapinsulation #commercialinsulation #industrialinsulation #industrialmaterials #insulationchoices #quality #qualityoverprice Thu, 02 May 2024 10:50:04 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/reasons-cheapest-insulation-best-choice Boost Your Comfort: Essential Tips for Sealing and Insulating HVAC Ducts https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/sealing-insulating-hvac-ducts The state of your home's HVAC ductwork might be quietly hiking up your energy bills and hurting the comfort indoors. With leaky ducts that allow heated air to escape, you could be spending hundreds more every year on heating and cooling. So, sealing and insulating these ducts becomes a key,... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #ductinsulation #ductlagging #hvac #hvacefficiency #hvacinsulation Thu, 02 May 2024 08:42:19 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/sealing-insulating-hvac-ducts Mastering HVAC Duct Installation: Essential Tips for Optimal Efficiency https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/hvac-duct-installation Hidden inside your walls, the network of HVAC ducts plays a big part in your system's efficiency and cost-effectiveness. With up to 40% of energy lost in duct systems placed in attics or crawl spaces1, it's vital to know the details of ductwork installation. This guide brings you top advice... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #hvac #hvacinsulation #hvacsystems Thu, 02 May 2024 08:19:44 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/hvac-duct-installation EPDM Foam Insulation: The Smart Choice for Thermal and Soundproofing in UK Homes and Businesses https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/epdm-foam-insulation Have you thought about the role of EPDM foam insulation in building? It's both lightweight and has excellent thermal insulation properties. This makes buildings more energy-efficient. EPDM foam's closed-cell structure also makes it strong against the UK's weather.EPDM insulation works well across temperatures from -65°F to 250°F. It's not just... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Fri, 26 Apr 2024 06:21:20 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/epdm-foam-insulation Boosting HVAC Efficiency: The Advantages of Elastomeric Foam Insulation https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/hvac-elastomeric-foam-insulation The key to better HVAC performance might not be in the mechanics but in the insulation. HVAC elastomeric foam insulation stands out in an industry set to grow past USD 246 billion by 20351. Its outstanding features can majorly boost enhancing HVAC performance, changing how we view heating and cooling... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Thu, 25 Apr 2024 09:16:06 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/hvac-elastomeric-foam-insulation How Elastomeric Foams Enhance Insulation Through Water Vapor Permeability https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/water-vapor-permeability-elastomeric-foam Do we sometimes overlook moisture management in building insulation? It's crucial for keeping a building stable and energy-efficient. Inside elastomeric foam, this task is essential. This material is changing how we think about construction and insulation.Elastomeric foam is great at handling water vapor. It protects against moisture damage well. This... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Tue, 23 Apr 2024 06:21:23 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/water-vapor-permeability-elastomeric-foam Silencing Spaces: How Elastomeric Foam Transforms Acoustic Management in Buildings https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/acoustic-properties-elastomeric-foam In our quest for peace, elastomeric foam stands out as a top choice in managing noise, turning noisy places into quiet spaces. It makes buildings not just more energy-efficient but also quieter, thanks to its innovative use for soundproofing1. In the UK, where new architecture meets new technologies, figuring out... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Mon, 22 Apr 2024 09:38:46 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/acoustic-properties-elastomeric-foam Ensuring Health and Safety with Elastomeric Foam: Best Practices for Home Insulation https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/health-safety-foam-insulation Thinking about the safe use of elastomeric foam insulation doesn't often lead us to its hidden dangers. Although new insulation technology has many advantages like better energy efficiency and less noise, it also brings several health considerations to the forefront. This article aims to find the right balance between effectiveness... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Mon, 22 Apr 2024 06:21:18 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/health-safety-foam-insulation Green and Clean: Your Essential Guide to Recycling Elastomeric Foam https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/recycling-elastomeric-foam Nowadays, people are thinking more about how to protect our environment. One area of focus is the materials we use day-to-day. Among these, the way we dispose of elastomeric foam is getting a lot of attention. This material's effect on our planet is significant. So, it's vital we get better... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:21:14 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/recycling-elastomeric-foam Elastomeric Foam: Revolutionizing Industrial Insulation for Energy Efficiency and Sound Control https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/industrial-applications-elastomeric-foam In the world of industrial applications, elastomeric foam stands out. It started gaining attention in the 1950s. Since then, it has grown to meet both thermal and noise control needs in construction1. This insulation balances heat control with sound absorption. It transforms how HVAC systems are insulated, increasing energy efficiency... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging Sat, 20 Apr 2024 06:21:18 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/industrial-applications-elastomeric-foam Mold and Elastomeric Foam Insulation: What You Need to Know https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/mold-resistance-elastomeric-foam-insulation Do you know that the air inside your home might hide dangers, like mold, in insulation? Mold thrives on food, temperatures from 4°C to 38°C (40ºF to 100ºF), and moisture Mold resistance elastomeric foam insulation is seen as the best insulation to resist mold. It's different from the usual fiber... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #buildingscience #elastomericfoaminsulation #energyefficiency #indoorairquality #moisturecontrol #moldresistance #sustainabledesign Fri, 19 Apr 2024 08:31:03 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/mold-resistance-elastomeric-foam-insulation Exploring Chemical Resistance in Elastomeric Foams https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/chemical-resistance-elastomeric-foam In the world of versatile materials, chemical resistance elastomeric foam shines bright. It blends toughness with creativity. A key player in many uses, the foam's features pave the way for a future where strength and effectiveness combine. The market is set to hit an impressive USD 15.7 billion by 20251.... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #chemicalresistance #customization #elastomericfoam #environmentalimpact #industrialapplications #materialscience #sustainability Wed, 17 Apr 2024 09:07:38 +0100 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/chemical-resistance-elastomeric-foam What are insulation R-values? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/what-are-insulation-r-values Insulation R-values are a crucial factor in building construction and energy efficiency. R-values measure the thermal resistance of materials, determining how effectively they can resist heat flow. Choosing the right insulation with an appropriate R-value is like selecting the perfect winter coat for your home – it keeps the warmth... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #insulation #insulationmaterials #pipeinsulationmaterials #rvalues Tue, 12 Mar 2024 08:45:46 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/what-are-insulation-r-values Determining the Ideal R-Value for Your Duct Insulation: A Homeowner's Guide https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/determining-the-ideal-r-value-for-your-duct-insulation-a-homeowners-guide Proper duct insulation is crucial for maintaining energy efficiency and comfort in your home. The R-value is a measure of insulation's ability to resist heat flow, and choosing the correct R-value for your duct insulation can significantly impact your heating and cooling system's performance. This guide will help homeowners understand... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #ductinsulation #ductwork #rvalue #thermalconductivity #thermalresistance Thu, 07 Mar 2024 15:22:25 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/determining-the-ideal-r-value-for-your-duct-insulation-a-homeowners-guide Exploring the Varieties: A Guide to the Different Types of Duct Insulation https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/exploring-the-varieties-a-guide-to-the-different-types-of-duct-insulation Duct insulation plays a pivotal role in maintaining energy efficiency and comfort in buildings and whether it's for heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems, the type of insulation used can significantly impact performance and cost. This guide delves into the various types of duct insulation, examining their materials, performance characteristics,... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #acousticcontrol #buildingcodes #costanalysis #ductinsulation #energysavings #fiberglass #fiberglassinsulation #firesafety #foam #hvacefficiency #installationtechniques #insulationmaterials #mineralwool #mineralwoolinsulation #moistureresistance #reflec #sprayfoaminsulation #sustainability #thermalperformance Mon, 04 Mar 2024 13:47:08 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/exploring-the-varieties-a-guide-to-the-different-types-of-duct-insulation Does Spray Foam Insulation Stick to Plastic Surfaces? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/will-spray-foam-insulation-stick-to-plastic Does spray foam insulation affect the temperature of your business or building? Suppose you're considering an insulation upgrade for your commercial property or industrial establishment. In that case, you may have come across spray foam as a highly recommended option. Quite rightly so, considering its exceptional thermal performance and ability... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #adhesion #adhesivequalities #buildingenvelope #chemicalbonding #closedcellfoam #compatibility #durability #installationtechniques #insulationmaterials #materialproperties #moisturebarrier #opencellfoam #plasticsurfaces #polymerinteraction #polyurethanefoam #rigidfoam #sprayfoaminsulation #surfaceenergy #surfacepreparation #thermalresistance Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:57:40 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/will-spray-foam-insulation-stick-to-plastic Is It Safe to Leave Mineral Wool Insulation Exposed? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/can-mineral-wool-be-left-exposed In commercial and industrial settings, insulation is close to a necessity. It is the unsung hero that keeps your working environment comfortable and energy bills in check. It allows you to control the temperature within your workspace, whether that is a production factory floor or an office building. One of... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #benefits #bestpractices #buildingcodes #buildingregulations #environmentalimpact #expertinsights #fireresistance #hazards #healthconcerns #insulation #mineralwool #moistureresistance #potentialexposure #risks #safety #thermalperformance Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:55:28 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/can-mineral-wool-be-left-exposed Can Mineral Wool Safely Get Wet? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/can-mineral-wool-get-wet Mineral wool insulation is a popular choice for commercial and industrial spaces, but there is an ongoing debate about its water resistance. As insulation experts, we're often asked: can mineral wool get wet? This is an important question because moisture can impact the insulating value and longevity of the material,... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #degradation #effectiveness #hydrophobicnature #insulationproperties #mineralwool #moisture #optimalperformance #waterresistance #wetconditions Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:39:36 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/can-mineral-wool-get-wet Is Mineral Wool Bad for Your Health? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/is-mineral-wool-bad-for-you Mineral wool insulation has long been a popular choice for homes and commercial buildings thanks to its effective fire resistance and thermal performance. However, some recent concerns over the potential health risks of mineral wool have sparked debate and raised the question: Is this common insulating material actually bad for... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #facts #healthconcerns #insulationmaterial #mineralwool #potentialimpact #respiratoryissues #risk #safety #skinirritation Tue, 27 Feb 2024 16:12:49 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/is-mineral-wool-bad-for-you Is Mineral Wool Really Better than Fiberglass for Insulation? https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/mineral-wool-better-than-fiberglass In the world of commercial and industrial insulation, choosing the right material can make a big difference in energy efficiency, cost, and safety. Among the many options available, mineral wool and fiberglass are two of the most common choices. Each has its advocates and detractors, leading to heated debates on... #insulationmore #supplier #pipework #ductwork #commercial #industrial #lagging #comparison #costeffectiveness #energyefficiency #environmentalimpact #fiberglass #fireresistance #healthandsafetyconcerns #installationprocess #insulation #mineralwool #moistureresistance #prosandcons #rvalues #sustainability #thermalconductivity Tue, 27 Feb 2024 08:39:48 +0000 https://insulation-more.co.uk/blogs/the-pipe-duct-lagging-expert/mineral-wool-better-than-fiberglass