Polystyrene is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed.
General purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an nexpensive resin per unit weight.
Polystyrene insulating offers many benefits due to the way this product is manufactured. Energy-efficient, easy to install, lightweight. The specification of extruded polystyrene sheathing may allow the use of a single product to create a continuous layer of thermal and moisture protection on a building’s walls, thereby contributing to energy efficiency.
Properly installed extruded polystyrene window/door hoods can also improve a building’s energy efficiency by providing a complete layer of insulation on the wall. This reduces air movement through the wall that can rob energy. Insulation between studs does not necessarily offer complete insulation value because cement studs and other framing members are not insulated. This phenomenon is called thermal bridging and can dramatically decrease thermal performance of the building.
Polystyrene is also used in concrete fascia, wall cornices and linings leaving an accurate and/or well plumed definition in dimensions. It is sound proof and fire resistant.
Polystyrene is a product that can be used in place of Plaster of Paris (P.O.P) at all times. It serves a durable purpose and stands the test of time.
It’s aesthetic value in construction is far way beyond what Plaster Of Paris (P.O.P) can provide.
Polystyrene gives you the opportunity to hasten your work effectively hence it is fabricated off-site and its installation is done with ease within the most reasonable time frame.
The values and importance of polystyrene cannot be over emphasized; it is an innovation that has come to ease the stress in construction activities.