All above-the-ground pipelines can be subjected to two types of effects – summer sun can heat the pipes, but winter cold can lead to severe temperature decreases. Therefore, it is necessary to use a thermal insulation material which is capable of functioning in large temperature range. Furthermore, the material must withstand prolonged precipitation effect, absorbing very little amount of water and resisting frost, because freezing water can cause cracks in the insulation material. As a result of such cracks, even more water intake will take place and finally the insulation material will stop functioning. Polystyrene foam complies with all requirements and is capable of guaranteeing energy efficiency for about 50 years and more, provided that operational requirements are followed. To guarantee long-term foam rubber durability, it is necessary to protect it against adverse UV radiation as a result of which the material can start decomposing. The coating can be made of water-based coat.