Many consider park home residency as living the dream (which it certainly is), but for some the heat can become unbearable and can exacerbate existing health conditions. Here we explain how insulation can help.
You wouldn’t be wrong in assuming that insulation is something that keeps a park home warmer in colder weather. While that is true, the actual impact of insulation is to slow the movement of heat between two spaces. What this means is that during the summer months the insulation will also prevent your park home from getting too hot!
As we have mentioned before, park homes built before 2005 (when insulation standards weren’t included in the British Standard for park homes) are often poorly insulated. This has left many people vulnerable to extremes of heat that can potentially affect people’s health.
External wall insulation, works by trapping tiny pockets of air within the polystyrene material, making it extremely lightweight. Air is an extremely good insulator when it is trapped and unable to move around, so by capturing little bubbles of air within the insulation, you will actually produce a great insulating effect.
Because this process is about preventing heat transfer, it doesn’t matter if it is warmer outside than inside, or colder outside. Either way, the warm air is prevented from travelling across the insulation
barrier, and the insulation will do its job.
The other type of insulation often used in park homes is foil insulation. Rather than trapping air bubbles in its bulk, foil uses its reflective surface to deflect heat back from where it came. Whether that heat is coming from outside or inside. A common place to find foil type products on park homes is under the floor.
If you have insulated all the key areas of your park home – especially your walls and floor, you are going to have created a really good barrier to prevent the heat from getting in on a baking hot day! Learn more about External Wall Insulation and Underfloor Insulation.
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