Insulation & Lagging

The role of lagging and insulation in providing better living

Introduction to pipe insulation

The insulation of pipe is done to maintain the temperature inside the line.  The pipes which are insulated can be vertical as well as horizontal. In order to avoid sweating over the surfaces you need to have proper insulation.  Once you are done with insulation you can maintain proper temperature with minimum loss of heat.
As far as insulation is concerned Polyurethane foam is considered to be much better than other insulating materials available in the market. You can also do cladding over the pipeline which can be done by using aluminium, GI pre coated and SS. In order to enhance the durability of insulation metal cladding is done. Pipe laggers are used to overcome lagging in pipes both in domestic and commercial locations.
Pipe insulation has many benefits and it serves you for good number of years. In areas like garages, parks and under floors pipes are left in the open and are hit directly by dirt and snow in the cold weather. Lagging the pipe can help to prevent the outburst of the pipe.
The best part of insulating your pipes is that you will end-up paying lesser amount of heating bills. You can reduce your bills up to 2%. Sound lagging also plays a vital role in saving heat.

Types of insulation

This is the most common type of pipe lagging used in many parts of the world. The material of insulation is made of Polyethylene and is made indifferent sizes to get fit in every pipe. This insulation is helpful to regain the loss of heat from the pipes. This method is mainly beneficial for areas like lofts and under floors.
This method of lagging requires the sealing of joints between sections by using a foil tape. The best thing about this insulation is that it not only looks good but it also helps to avoid loss of heat from the pipe. This method of lagging is highly recommended for garages.

Fyrewrap installation
Fyrewrap installation is one of the most preferred methods to provide insulation. The best part of using Firewrap is that it has undergone testing in order to ensure that it meets the benchmark as far as health and its impact on environment is concerned.
Similarly sound insulation is a great option to maintain heat within the pipe and eventually save you energy.

Benefits of sound installation
In order to provide sound insulation inside the house acoustic and sound proofing materials are used.
The best part of sound insulation is that it not only conserves the energy but also helps to make the place sound proof. You can also use foam or fibre glass insulation which will make the outside noise tolerable for you. You can also fill the walls with rolls of cellulose or fibreglass or you can also use to fill the cavities in the wall.
You must be aware that insulation of home requires you to spend some amount of money. However the good news is that if you are not able to afford insulation of your house on your own you can take help from the government.