Pipe Insulation 2 Inch in Kasilof, AK

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Pipe insulation helps prevent freezing pipes in the cold months and sweaty pipes in the summer. Condensation sweat on plumbing pipes are going to eventually cause mold damages to your home. Frozen pipes can easily result in considerable flooding damage and are going to bring on expensive repairs. By insulating your water pipes, you will save not only on headaches, but you can also reduce your energy and water consumption.

Presently there are several kinds of pipe insulation on the market today. The most well-known types are foam, rubber, fiberglass, and a combination insulation consisting of foam and reflective foil.

pipe insulation 2 inch photoFoam pipe insulation is made from closed cell polyethylene which offers optimum coverage from temperature loss and also condensation. It is widely thought of as the leading option for insulating pipes because it has antimicrobial attributes, is dust and fiber free and is available in many tubular sizes that are self-sealing. Its drawbacks include the fact that it is rigid and does not expand and contract nor should it be applied in contact with heat cables or heat tape.

Rubber pipe insulation is a durable type of insulation that will withstand contact with heat cables and tape and expands and contracts. It is a durable and a more energy efficient option that is likewise offered in self-seal and non-self-seal versions.

Fiberglass pipe insulation is used for hot and cold plumbing and has a hot and cold temperature degree tolerance from between -20 F to 1000F keeping it well-suited for very high temperature pipes even in industrial locations. It has an integrated jacket which secures all around the water pipes with a self-sealing lap. It comes in fiberglass thicknesses from 1/2″, 3/4", 2" to 3″.

Arguably the easiest type of pipe insulation to install is foil and foam insulation. The one step process consists of winding the self-adhesive insulation all around the hot and cold water pipes. This type of pipe insulation is even suitable for lessening water pipe rattling and deadening water pipe sounds through the whole house or structure. In contrast, other types of pipe insulation call for connecting the butt ends of the sections of pipe insulation together with pipe insulation tape which adds one more procedure to the insulating process.

In the end, the best kind of pipe insulation is the one which matches your job and the types of pipes that exist. You will definitely want to marry the flexibility of the pipe (copper, pvc, pex) to the flexibility of the insulation product. Similarly, you will want a more long lasting pipe insulation material, such as rubber or foam in outdoor situations including for ac condensers.

Historically, contractors used asbestos pipe insulation due to its insulating and heat tolerating properties. It is best to contact an asbestos abatement specialist to remove asbestos as the fibers present a very dangerous health hazard. Abatement specialists may suggest encapsulating asbestos wrapped pipes with fiberglass rewettable pipe lagging as an alternative to asbestos pipe insulation removal.