Aerogel: The little insulation miracle becomes affordable


Aerogel is a mineral building material made of silicon dioxide, commonly called silica. Silica, also known as a binder of traditional dyes, is non-combustible, durable, diffusible, harmless to health and insulates two to three times better than conventional insulation layers. Somewhat costly to produce, its prices have become more affordable in recent years. Aerogel is ideally suited for retrofitting linear weak points in the outer shell of existing buildings and remains almost invisible when used skilfully.