About 40% of our country's energy is consumed in our homes and buildings. In addition, heating and cooling are normally the majority of a house's energy use.

About 40% of our country’s energy is consumed in our homes and buildings. In addition, heating and cooling are normally the majority of a house’s energy use. Unfortunately, most of the energy we use is wasted due to old building applications. The energy consumed not only damages our environment but also hits our wallets.

Fortunately, modern plastic construction materials such as plastic insulation and sealing materials can be used to form a barrier between indoor and outdoor space. A tight building cover resists external influences and allows you to have an energy-efficient building. Here are some modern tips that can help you save on heating and cooling.

Polycarbonate Ceiling Lamps:

Rigid polycarbonate plastic ceiling lamps provide a natural daylight effect and can also provide thermal resistance and UV radiation protection to save energy. In addition, polycarbonate is one of the main materials in bulletproof glass. So you decide how durable it is.

Fiberglass and Foam Doors:

Today’s state-of-the-art doors are produced with fiberglass-reinforced plastics known as fiberglass. A door with a fiberglass outer case and a plastic foam interior will be an additional insulating barrier to heat / cold. These modern doors are produced in many different colors, can be painted easily or can be added elegance with wooden patterns.

Plastic Caulking and Fillers:

Strong, flexible, water-resistant plastic caulking and sealing materials help fill gaps around windows, doors, pipes, air ducts, sockets. Just apply it to any place where outside air can enter the house. Plastic caulk is easy to apply, long lasting. It is resistant to high and low temperatures as well as not leaking.

Vinyl / PVC Windows:

Plastics such as vinyl have a high resistance to heat and cold, because plastic window frames can be excellent insulators. Many plastic frames also include air voids and foam insulation to help maintain indoor temperatures.

Solar Energy Producing Roof:

Innovative solar tiles made of durable engineering plastics play two roles: they have roof protection and a structure that generates renewable energy. These solar tiles will look like traditional tiles if you want them, and they don’t need an elevation like traditional solar panels.

Cross Connection Polyethylene (PEX) Pipes:

PEX pipes, which are rigid but flexible, hold more heat in hot water lines than conventional pipes, which can reduce energy requirements. Some PEX pipes can expand up to three times its diameter to withstand frost damage.

Luxury Vinyl / PVC Flooring:

Luxurious vinyl plastic flooring allows you to create a layer of insulation and waterproof barrier between indoor and outdoor. Today’s upscale vinyl flooring can come in any color and pattern you want.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation:

Polyurethane plastic foam insulation expands to fill gaps between walls and ceilings by covering difficult-to-reach corners and cracks to help significantly increase energy efficiency. Polyurethane foam insulation also helps keep dust, dirt and insects away.

Polyisocyanurate Foam Sheet Insulation:

The rigid polyiso plastic foam board can be used on both interior and exterior walls, which significantly reduces the energy required for heating and cooling. The use of insulation on the exterior of the house protects the interior of the house from temperature changes affected by weather conditions.

Polystyrene Foam Insulation:

Durable polystyrene plastic foam is used under and around foundations as well as walls and roofs to form an effective insulation barrier. Polystyrene is waterproof and one of the commonly used insulation products.

Vinyl / PVC Siding and Flooring:

Vinyl plastic siding and flooring can provide an additional water-resistant insulation barrier between indoor and outdoor. Vinyl coating is low maintenance, durable and does not require periodic painting.

Home Wrap:

Like the waterproof clothing we use to protect against getting wet, the plastic household wrap is used with its airtight structure to reduce the energy required to heat or cool a house. It was observed that the house winding prevented the external factors up to 50%.

Image Sources: