Aerolite VS Isotherm (R-Value) 

Take a look at the charts below to see the different between think pink aerolite and isotherm ceiling insulation r-values. People often ask the question “aerolite vs isotherm”. The r-values of the product is very important, it measures the heat flow through the product and how effectively the product with work for you.

 Think Pink Aerolite R-value thickness table

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Isotherm Ceiling insulation thickness table

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The Technical Information on R-values (Aerolite vs Isotherm)

R-value – or more commonly known as Thermal Resistance is an indication of the products performance.  A higher R-value will mean a better insulating affect the insulation will have.

  • R-value = Thickness of the material
  • K-value= Its Thermal Conductivity

The K-value is determined in an accredited laboratory and the thickness of the product is determined by the manufacturer.

A sample of the product will be produced by the manufacturer at a stated density (weight) and will be sent to the laboratory for testing. What needs to be achieved here, is a low K-value (thermal conductivity). The product needs to be a bad conductor of heat flow.

Once the results come back for the k-value, the R-value can measured effectively, example:

A 50mm blanket that has a tested K-value of 0.046:

Thickness 0.05/ K-value 0.046 = 1.08 R-value

As long as the same thickness is used by the manufacturer in his range at the same density as the submitted sample, he can use the same K-value and formula to determine the R-values.

A 100mm blanket example:

Thickness 0.1 / Tested K-value 0.046 = R-value 2.17

The determined R-value’s in the above examples are the product R-value. Remember that the ceiling and roof tiles as well as other roofing materials also have a small insulating affect. So the total R-value of both the insulation materials and the roofing materials must be considered. If you have a 2.17 R-value from the insulation material, and a 0.53 R-value from the roofing materials, you get a total R-value of 2.7.

Visit (TIASA) for more info Total R-values.

 

Aerolite and Isotherm in Gauteng (JHB) and Pretoria

Johannesburg, Abbotsford, Auckland Park, Bassonia, Bedfordview, Boskruin, Braamfontein, Broadacres, Bruma, Bryanston, City Centre, Craighall, Crown Gardens, Darrenwood, Douglasdale, Eldorado Park, Emmarentia, Fairland, Fourways, Gallo Manor, Germiston, Glenhazel, Greenside, Honeydew, Houghton, Hurlingham, Hyde Park, Inanda, Kensington, Kyalami, Laezonia, Linden, Lonehill, Lyndhurst, Melrose, Melville, Meredale, Midrand, Mondeor, Morningside, Morningside Manor, North Riding, Northcliff, Norwood, Oakdene, Observatory, Ormonde, Parkmore, Parktown, Parkview, Randburg, Rivonia, Roodepoort, Rosebank, Ruimsig, Sandown, Sandton, Saxonwold, Tedderfield Ah, The Hill, Turffontein, Vereeniging Nu, Weltevredenpark, Westdene, Westrand, Windsor.

Aerolite and Isotherm in Durban

Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Durban, Hillcrest, Hilton, Howick, Kloof, Margate, Mooirivier, Mtunzini, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Shepstone, Richardsbay, Scottburgh, Umhlanga, Westville