Insulating Masonry Creme Designed To Insulate Bricks And Porous Building Materials
proPERLA® Masonry CremeTHE INVISIBLE INSULATION BARRIER
A treated surface with proPERLA® Masonry Creme will INSULATE mineral building materials by reducing water absorption. The lifespan of a treatment is more than 20 years. The product chemically bonds to the surface, can penetrate up to 17mm and will create an insulation barrier.
Damp walls are thermal bridges
When the pores of a wall collect moisture, more heat is transferred than would be possible if the cavities were filled with air. The thermal conductivity of the wall decreases enormously with dampness. Tests have shown that a damp content of 5% in a plain brick wall, for example, can lower the insulation performance by up to 50%, especially where cavity wall insulation has been installed. Porous building materials, such as natural stone, brick, solid brick, etc. normally have good insulating properties as they have air-filled cavities, which offer low thermal conductivity …
… but only when they are dry
Highlights and Properties
- Improves the thermal efficiency of the masonry by keeping it dry
- Maintains the thermal properties of cavity wall insulation
- Reduces heat loss
- Offers a self cleaning surface
- Maintains the original masonry finish
- Slow ageing or breakdown of the surface
- Will allow the building to breathe
- Clear insulation barrier for +20 years
Tested and certified to standards that the product penetrates deep into the substrate, creating an INVISIBLE INSULATION BARRIER that reduces water absorption by more than 95%. proPERLA® Masonry Creme has been tested according to EN ISO 15148:2002, demonstrating its hygrothermal performance on concrete, mortar, brick, and sandstone.
Tested and Certified
A treated surface with proPERLA® Masonry Creme will INSULATE mineral building materials by reducing water absorption. The lifespan of a treatment is more than 20 years. The product bonds due to a molecular reaction to the surface, can penetrate up to 17 mm and will create an insulation barrier.
The masonry is able to breathe and will be permeable to water vapour whilst allowing air and moisture to pass through from one side to the other. A breathing masonry will improve the thermal conductivity and insulation properties. Just a 5% content of damp in cavity wall insulation or other building materials can lower the thermal resistance by up to 50%.
Dirt particles are unable to obtain a hold on the proPERLA® treated brickwork and will simply flow off with rainfall. The masonry remains clean and attractive. Even on sides which are particularly exposed to the weather like on the north-facing side or areas in shade, as well as in areas with high air humidity or sea salt penetrated air.