How To Insulate A Dog House
In some parts of our homeland, the cold has already arrived, the rest of the lucky ones have a very short time to enjoy the warm days. Thinking about the upcoming cold weather, measures are being taken to warm the walls and windows, install heaters and floor heating systems. The shoulders of those who live in a private house and keep a four-legged friend in the yard are responsible for the insulation of the booth.
Modern construction market offers a variety of materials that can successfully fulfill the role of insulation. Materials differ in type, method of attachment, thermal conductivity and, of course, price.
The environmentally friendly material will be the ideal decision for warming of a box, wood belongs to this category. Before using it, antiparasitic treatment is important.
The basis of modern felt insulation is polypropylene, thanks to which it perfectly retains heat and is suitable for interior upholstery.
The most controversial material is foam, manufactured by the method of foaming plastic masses. On the one hand, the material has good heat and sound insulating qualities, is not subject to rotting and is durable. On the other hand, it contains residual styrene – a toxic compound. According to manufacturers, its quantity is negligible and unable to have a negative effect on a living organism.
This category includes rolled insulation – penofol, the advantage of the material in the foil surface, is used between the two walls of the booth.
Melting silicate rocks allows to obtain mineral wool. Advantages lie in low cost, moisture resistance and resistance to burning.
The sequence of weatherization
By selecting the material, you can proceed to the process of warming. It is worth noting that all parts of the structure are being insulated: the roof, walls and floor. Insulation is placed under the outer casing, trim the inside with plywood, OSB plates or ero-boarding. The material must be fixed so that it completely covers the mounted insulation.
If the choice is made in favor of plywood, keep in mind that it tends to exfoliate and in a short time can lose its practicality and appearance. To avoid this, nail the half-round bead on all edges of the booth.
Depending on the chosen material, the method of installation is determined: the felt is nailed with small nails, the foam, depending on its thickness, can be fastened or glued.
A simple but very practical solution would be to install a curtain above the entrance to the booth. For such a design suitable tarpaulin or artificial felt. Measure the manhole with a tape measure, add 10 cm from the bottom and 5-8 cm to the side. Cut a piece of material into equal parts, without cutting to the edge. Secure the “door” to the wooden plank and screw it over the entrance. May this winter be warm to you and your four-legged friends.