Sunday, November 1, 2009
Heat Insulation Using Bubble Sheet HeatShield Photos !!!!
Many failed BHs that I have visited has more or less the same types of problems mainly associated with their micro habitats (Temperature, Humidity, Darkness and Flying path).
Among all I would say that the internal temperature can be the most hazardous.
You can easily pinpoint the heat source by using those laser thermometers or simply place your palm on those walls facing the evening sun.
Beside those walls, the roof areas can be another cause of the high temperatures.
During my recent rehabilitation works of a BH in Kepong, I decided to using those aluminum bubble sheet shield to cover all areas that I suspected to be the heat sources.
First I pinpointed the areas of concerned. I then install the necessary wooden frames on the affected areas providing about one inch of air gap.
Once these frames were in place the bubble sheet were stapled forming a heat barrier.
To prevent any damage on the sheet, a layer of cement board were introduced.
Well it looks good after placing them. Now the hot surfaces were eliminated.
Those hot air trapped in between the wall and the shield are flushed using a few ventilation holes.
Main advantage in this technique is that the work can be completed within two short days (shop house floor of 70' x 35').
No cement smell at all since no cement were used.
If you face similar temperature problems just consider this simple option.
It is fast and cost effective.
The only cost incurred were the wood frame, the bubble shield and the cement board. Of course labor, some staple bullets and those screws.
The shield is locally produced and cost me about 1.35 per square foot.
If you need some please call me at 017 755 1318