Heat losses through the roof can reach 30% or more of the total heat losses through the outer shell of the building, therefore, when designing, special attention should be paid to the thermal insulation of the roof.
High humidity is a major problem for building materials and engineering systems used in the Cyprus climate. If the absolute humidity outside in the continental EU countries is usually 8-12 g / m3, then in Cyprus it can reach 25 g / m3 or even more! Such a high level of humidity reduces the thermal properties of both masonry and thermal insulation, increases the costs of drying and ventilation of a house, and provokes the appearance of mold.
The vapor conductivity indicator is important as well when using thermal insulation inside wooden structures. Water condensation accumulating under polymer insulation (polystyrene, etc.) can lead to the appearance of mold on wooden structures and, as a result, to the need for a major overhaul of the roof. Therefore, not all building materials with a good reputation in countries with temperate or even cold climates are suitable for the climate of Cyprus.
Moreover, since in Cyprus the absolute humidity level is usually greater outside the building than inside, ventilation is not as effective when it comes to dehumidification compared to the continental and especially the northern EU countries. This is why we must consider the ability of building materials used in construction to protect buildings from excessive moisture. Unlike polystyrene, MULTIPOR is able to absorb and move out excessive moisture from the walls and roofing elements of the building structure. The vapor transmission of MULTIPOR is approximately 50 times higher than XPS (extruded polystyrene) and 10-12 times higher compared to EPS (expanded polystyrene). This ability of MULTIPOR is even more important for wooden structures of a house, since wooden structures in a dry state have a significantly longer span life, stable geometry and good thermal insulation properties.
A properly installed roof with MULTIPOR thermal insulation will keep your roof and its structures dry, which will save you money when operating your home for both cooling / heating and repairs.
MULTIPOR is not a cure specifically designed for sound insulation of a building, but it helps to improve the sound insulation of one. It is important for a residential building that the level of external noise is minimal. Road noise is in the low frequency range and is perceived as extremely unpleasant and annoying. MULTIPOR solve this problem thanks to its cellular structure and through the materials used in its composition. Depending on the external wall, its sound insulation index is increased by another 1-2 dB. This makes MULTIPOR one of the best thermal insulation systems in terms of sound insulation and significantly improves the quality of housing, and this means that among other thermal insulation materials
The MULTIPOR external thermal insulation composite system can be installed simply, rapidly, and securely. The MULTIPOR mineral insulation boards are lightweight, can be cut by handsaw, and are free of fibers and toxic substances. Even challenging building geometries such as curves can be simply formed with a MULTIPOR external thermal insulation composite system.
95% of the installation work for MULTIPOR coincides with the application of polystyrene thermal insulation. Construction companies do not need additional time to install MULTIPOR. Moreover, the physical properties of MULTIPOR make it possible to increase the speed of work, including the leveling of facades and the mechanical fastening of MULTIPOR mineral plates, which makes the cost of insulation work with the MULTIPOR system similar to the cost of installing polystyrene insulation.
A complete external thermal insulation system consists of various components. In the MULTIPOR external thermal insulation system, these components are optimally combined with each other and can be used in any building project. The system components are part of the delivery program and are quickly and easily available to you.