Ceiling insulation acts as a heat flow barrier and is needed to keep your house cool in summer and warm in winter. A well designed and well insulated home, gives you all year round comfort, slashing cooling and heating bills by nearly half. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Use aerolite or isotherm to keep cool in summer and warm in winter!
Another thing that influences the appropriate level of roof insulating products is climatic conditions. What needs to be established is if the product is needed to keep the heat out or in or both.
Roof insulating products needs to cater for daily temperature variations as well as seasonal. Using design techniques with roof insulating products is also important.
If the product is installed in a house that is not properly shaded or does not have thick curtains to block out the morning or afternoon sunlight, heat can build up and the insulating material can have a reverse affect and create an oven affect.
Eliminate Moisture Problems
Ceiling insulation can also eliminate moisture problems (condensation) and assist with weatherproofing. Ceiling insulation like think pink aerolite and isotherm also have excellent soundproofing qualities. The best time to get these products installed is during construction, that’s why they have implemented the new sans 10400-xa building law.
- The total R-values for ceilings, floors and roofs gives you small thermal resistance, but it is definitely not adequate to be in compliance with the new energy efficiency law sans 10400-xa
- Under the sans 10400-xa, r-values needed to be achieved vary depending on your climatic zone
Reflective and Bulk
There are two main categories – reflective and bulk insulation. These two insulations are often combine for an even greater effect. Factorylite and isofoil are examples of bulk ceiling insulations combined with reflective foils.
If you are comparing the ability of the product to insulate, you need to look at the products r-value, which measures its ability to resist heat flow. A higher r-value means a better level of insulation from the product.
Fibreglass – The Ideal Product
Our homes are intended to provide us with a comfortable place to retire after hours of mental and physical activities. It should have the right temperature in order for it to be the perfect place to rest and relax.
This should not be a concern for people who live in places where the climate does not become too cold like those in tropical countries. For people living in places such as the United States or Europe, however, this may be a problem.
Each home in these places must have the right insulation, so that it will be comfortable to stay in during cold winters and hot summers. No matter what the weather is, if your home is properly insulated, it will provide your family with a comfortable shelter.
Why is Ceiling Insulation Important?
Most of the heat that is lost usually goes through the ceiling, so it requires more attention than other parts of the house. Roof insulation must be your primary concern when building or renovating your home.
By adding ceiling insulation to your home, it will become more cost efficient because less heat will escape from the inside while it prevents the heat of the sun from permeating into your home.
What are the Types of Ceiling Insulation?
There are several types that you can choose from: loose fill (shredded newspaper are blown or poured into the attic), spray foam (Polyurethane is sprayed into the attic), batts or blankets (fibres made of rock wool or fibreglass can be rolled into the attic), and rigid board (may be made with polystyrene, polyurethane, or fibreglass).
Fibreglass is the most widely used material for home insulation. This is because it is easier to handle; it can be designed into panels in various degrees of rigidity. There are fibreglass materials that are used in the blanket or rigid panel.
Is Fibreglass the Best Product?
Materials used for insulating roofs, should be light to prevent it from collapsing, and fibreglass is a lightweight material. With fibreglass, you will not worry that your ceiling might cave in and cause injury.
Fibreglass is also strong and durable so it is expected to last longer than other materials. It is also cheaper compared to other insulating materials. It is easier to mould and form into the right shape and size.
Where Can You Find the Best People to do Your Installation?
You can do your own installation but if you are not very good at doing house repairs or modifications, you better let professional contractors do the job for you. We are installing in the areas below.
Installer in Gauteng (JHB) and Pretoria
Home Insulation 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, Pretoria, Centurion
Installer in Durban
Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Durban, Hillcrest, Hilton, Howick, Kloof, Margate, Mooirivier, Mtunzini, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Shepstone, Richardsbay, Scottburgh, Umhlanga, Westville