How shall I prepare the surface before AERO-THERM® application?
The surface must be mature, cohesive, degreased, and free of dust and other impurities. Any possible cracks must be repaired and bumps flattened.
Can I make AERO-THERM®´s properties more efficient by adding another layer?
A 1milimeter layer of A-T is optimal for creating a better thermal comfort and lowering energy cost of a building. Places with significant thermal bridges can be treated with a thicker layer of AERO-THERM(2-3mm). It eliminates moisture condensation as well.
How much saving can one expect when using AERO-THERM®?
It all depends on the scope of application. The standard is applying AERO-THERM on ceilings and peripheral walls, which brings you to minimum of 12,5 % cost savings in winter season. During transitional period the savings rise upto 25% along with shortening of the heating season. Entire savings depend on the way the building is being used, however, based on our experience the saving rise upto 60% and higher.
Where can I apply AERO-THERM®?
You can use AERO-THERM for treating flat or sloping ceilings. Next, you can apply it to a surface of internal walls and walls adjoining staircases, basements,hallways, garages, and other not well heated spaces.
You can also use it as a functional layer of a floor formation in heated and not heated floors (AERO-THERM floor).
Is it O.K. to apply AERO-THERM® on a damp surface?
Watch out for the source of moisture! If the source is some constructional defect, than the AERO-THERM layer won´t work properly. If moisture is caused by water condensation , than AERO-THERM is the solution. However, it is important to point out the fact that long-lasting high humidity (over 65%) leads satiety of AERO-THERM, which decreases the efficiency.
Polymerization period of AERO-THERM extends due to the damp foundation. It is neccessary to be aware of it when applying the top coating layer.
What kind of final paint is the best to use on top of AERO-THERM®?
Use permeable paint with high opacity and a higher number of repainting (thin layer paint ). You can also use wallpaper, ceramic tiles on top of AERO-THERM. The efficiency won´t be changed by it.
What is a thermal comfort?
Thermal comfort is the quality of your surrounding, where you neither sweat nor you feel cold. It is influenced by air temperature, temperature of surrounding areas and objects, relative air humidity, and airflow speed. It also depends on actual activity, clothing, and physical condition. However, perception of comfort is individual.
How does AERO-THERM contribute to thermal comfort?
AERO-THERM reduces time needed for achieving thermal comfort ( thermal comfort is achieved when the air temperature is 2-3°C lower), and extends thermal stability of an object and so the time thermal comfort lasts. Rooms with AERO-THERM have their temperature equally spread out and the walls do not give off cold, but feel pleasant to touch.