“This home will be really pleasant to live in...You don’t need to worry about moisture in the walls so there is better air quality which makes for a healthier home.”
- Jacqueline Dwyer, H4 Living -
Homes built with the ROCKCOTE Thermal Dry Zone System offer year round comfort, more consistent indoor temperatures and air freshness not experienced in standard homes.
The science behind the comfort
Comfortable indoor environments have stable temperatures. Insulating a building provides a far more comfortable and healthy living environment than one created by artificial heating or cooling. In poorly designed homes people resort to artificial heating or cooling to adjust indoor temperatures. This is due to the interior surfaces emitting unwanted exterior temperatures.
The battle between the exterior and artifical indoor temperatures creates constant changes in the ambient temperature, confusing the body and creating unease.
The inherent insulation in the Thermal Dry Zone System provides continuous thermal insulation around the entire outside of the building, much like a blanket. It protects the home from both hot and cold temperature extremes helping to moderate the indoor temperature for year round comfort.
Why is a Dry Zone important?
Water damage is one of the most devastating and expensive issues that can occur to a building. Prolonged presence of moisture within a wall can also promote the growth of mould and mildew that permeates through the wall to the interior air space, reducing air quality and negatively impacting the health of the occupants.
The Thermal Dry Zone System keeps the interior frame of the building dry and the air fresh. A ventilated cavity between the building frame and the insulation helps to dissipate any moisture that enters the walls from the inside of the home – humidity from the body, condensation from windows and other cold surfaces, cooking and clothes dryers.
From the outside, the render system forms a raincoat over the entire building, preventing water ingress. Any water that does get in is immediately channelled outside through ground level vents, keeping the interior of the home dry and healthy. Any remnant moisture evaporates as the air naturally circulates through the cavity space within the walling system.
By effectively managing moisture from both inside and outside the home, the Thermal Dry Zone system reduces the build-up of condensation within the walls, and prevents the growth of mould and fungi, resulting in a healthier home that lasts longer.