The Content Of The Article:

Expanded polystyrene

For which insulation:

Thermal mainly.

Insulation type:

Traditional and synthetic. PSE designation.

Composition:

Plastic material. Derived from oil.

properties:

Cell structure that traps air to create insulation. Good mechanical resistance. Lightweight. Rigid

Degree of insulation:

Thermal insulation good to very good. But relatively poor sound insulation.

variations:

Panels.

Uses for the house:

Attic. Walls. Soils. Roofing.

Advantages:

Easy pose. Very common product, easy to obtain and affordable.

disadvantages:

Not recommended for irregular surfaces (poor adhesion damages the insulation). Highly flammable Must be associated with a fireproof coating.


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