Thermal bridges are the regions where the heat transfer caused by the material or construction in the building is intense compared to the other parts of the building. These sections are weak points in terms of thermal insulation. Therefore, lower surface temperatures occur on the inner surfaces of the sections with thermal bridges.
Significant heat loss occurs compared to adjacent sections. The formation of thermal bridges causes increased energy costs, the risk of mold due to steam condensation, cracks in the building, and the accumulation of dust and dirt.
Thermal bridges are areas on the outer walls, floors and ceilings of buildings where heat can penetrate more easily from outside to inside than neighboring areas. The fewer thermal bridges a building has, the higher the building’s energy efficiency. Thanks to a good planning, correct application and use of the right material, these thermal bridges can be prevented.