When iQ-Therm insulation is installed, almost all the heating energy remains inside the closed living space and only a small quantity is lost through the walls. This leads to significant heating cost savings. Thanks to the combination of various physical properties, the use of iQ-Therm rules out moisture and thermal problems from the outset.
The final surface design must be finished with breathable and open-capillary coating substances and systems. This also includes mineral-bound paint coats such as iQ-Paint, iQ-Paint ST and the Historic Lime Paint System (Color CL Historic) and Mineral Paint OH. Diffusion-inhibiting wall coating substances like wallpaper or latex paints are counter-productive to the function of the iQ-Therm system. They reduce the moisture balance between iQ-Therm and the inside. This causes a risk of moisture accumulation within or on the walls. Long-term subsequent damage cannot be ruled out.
Furniture should not have direct contact to the wall to guarantee convection between the wall and the furniture. 1.5 to 2 cm (thickness of the carpet strip) as a distance is usually adequate.
Insulating material screw dowels, e.g. all-purpose dowels 50, should be used to hold medium loads like pictures, smaller wall lights etc. Short nails, length up to 2.5 cm, for holding smaller loads, are not a problem. For precise attachment of larger loads without thermal bridges (e.g. top kitchen cabinets, stair railings etc.), it is possible to work with cuttable, assembly cylinders made of PU hard foam.
The iQ-Therm system is based on the fact that moisture absorbed between the inside and outside during climate changes or during moisture control when the humidity is higher can also be discharged again. This, therefore, requires a corresponding ventilation behaviour.