The advantages of moisture resistance in building material

One of the biggest problems with buildings is mould and dampness, which damages the structure and results in heavy ongoing repair costs. Not only does this mean higher maintenance expenses, dampness also attracts pests, fungus and termites, resulting in poor quality air inside. When mould growth is prevented, it eliminates the possibility of mould spores in the air, making it a healthy environment. This is why builders and architects look for moisture resistant building material for commercial and residential constructions.

Intastor’s EPS insulated modular panels offer a cost-effective and innovative alternative to traditional building material with their unique moisture resistance properties, ease of construction, design flexibility, sustainability and ability to be weatherproof regardless of environmental conditions.

Why Intastor’s EPS modular panels are moisture resistant

EPS or expanded polystyrene, the insulation material used in Intastor’s modular panels, has a closed cell structure that prevents the absorption of moisture. This minimises the transfer of moisture into the insulation material, while retaining the breathability of the panel. EPS insulation is suitable for roofs, walls, floorings and ceilings, besides improving the energy saving properties of old buildings when used to retrofit them. Even in prolonged damp conditions, it continues to consistently be moisture proof, without affecting its strength, durability and thermal efficiency.

The connection between moisture and thermal performance

Over the past few decades, EPS insulation panels have proven their efficiency in both commercial and residential construction in various applications. In any construction, even very small quantities of moisture absorbed by the structure can affect thermal performance, resulting in increased transfer of heat and conductivity and therefore, high energy bills.

EPS, with its moisture resistance, continues to perform efficiently almost throughout the life of the building, providing the same flexural strength. The snap-fit assembly system makes the panels seamless, preventing the entry of moisture, dust and pests, making it the building material of choice.

The added advantage with Intastor’s EPS insulated modular panels is its ability to breathe, doing away with the necessity of expensive venting in the structure, unlike other conventional insulation materials that tend to allow moisture to infiltrate the walls and roofs. This means designing extra venting to retain air quality.

EPS insulation also withstands temperature cycling and this has especially been proven in cold room applications where stringent hygiene and quality standards require endurance to the free-thaw cycling without losing its structural integrity, fire resistance and overall performance.

EPS flexibility – a major benefit

The density, thickness and size of EPS insulated panels can be customized based on client specifications for individual building applications. This makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications while offering cost reduction through material savings.

To learn more about Intastor’s EPS insulated modular panels, please contact us.

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