Thermal Bridge

Thermal bridges lead to a poor indoor climate

Thermal bridges will often lead to condensation, which provides optimal conditions for mold growth.

The part of the building structure where there is poor insulation between two parts of the building that otherwise should be insulated from each other is called a thermal bridge.

The challenge of thermal bridges

Thermal bridges can occur at many different points in a building structure. Typically, this occurs at points of contact between interior and exterior surfaces, such as between roof and walls or at corners.

Consequences of thermal bridges

When thermal bridges allow heat to escape from the building, it can lead to uncomfortable cold surfaces and cold zones inside the building. This will result in condensation forming on the wall and such moisture problems provide optimal conditions for mold growth.

It is therefore important to manage thermal bridges in building construction to maintain a healthy and comfortable indoor environment.

The solution for thermal bridges

First and foremost, the thermal bridge needs to be identified, for example, by looking for areas where ice or condensation tend to accumulate. Likewise, a thermal camera can be used.

Mount re-insulation so that heat transfers cannot take place and consider ventilation to reduce humidity.