Roof Insulation

There are many roof insulation products for our homes. However, not all roofing insulation products are equal. Therefore understanding insulation and how insulation works will give homeowners a better idea on how to select the correct roof insulation for their homes. Choosing the best roof insulation is essential. When selecting the right insulation is essential as there are many factors to take into account. A few things to take into account are lifespan of insulation, safety of insulation and health benefits of the given insulation. Roof Insulation Products Insulation materials for roofs vary from glass wool to polyester and cellulose paper insulation. Most manufacturers will claim that the insulation products they manufacture are the best. Looking at the various options, we can make an informed decision. Aerolite Roof Insulation Aerolite Insulation is a glass wool insulation product that is Eco-friendly and is manufactured to the highest international standards. The Aerolite roof insulation is produced with the new TEL Fiberizing technology for exceptional performance. The World Health Organisation has given aerolite a 111 rating. Making Aerolite safer than most household products found in our kitchens. The 135mm Aerolite is the premium Aerolite insulation. Furthermore with the AA 1/1 fire rating results…

Installing Aerolite Insulation Correctly

Installing Aerolite Insulation Correctly is very important when you have made the decision to insulate your home. In fact, selecting the right Roof Insulation is just as important.Roof Insulation products are not dirt cheap so making the right decision is very important. And by this we mean the product selected as well as the correct thickness of the Roof Insulation as well as the Roof Installation method. In fact Installing the wrong Roof Insulation and installing this incorrectly is absolutely wasted money. So spend wisely and save money on heating and cooling your home for many years to come. Installing Aerolite Insulation Correctly To start with it is important to use the services of professionals in the insulation industry. Installing Aerolite Roof Insulation or any Roof Insulation is not just a matter of rolling the insulation out in the roof. All Roof Insulation products must be installed directly on the ceiling between the beams. Choose Your Roof Insulation Wisely Firstly make the right choice when it comes to the Roof Insulation of your home. Make sure to check out the new building legislation as of January 2013. Remember all provinces have been divided into zones and they must all achieve a…

Under Floor Insulation

This might seem a little strange to some people. However, this is an important factor in some homes. In fact, most of the older type homes with wooden floors need this type of application. Under Floor Insulation is installed from below the floor to prevent the cold air rising through the wooden floors. Homes with Roof Insulation installed are still very cold in winter. Insulating with Under Floor Insulation changes this dynamic totally. Under Floor Insulation Benefits Insulated homes will generally make the home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. However in the older style homes with wooden floors, this can make the home colder in winter. How is this possible you may ask? Wooden floors in some of the older homes have a cavity gap underneath the home. This space is designed to breather so air will flow through. In fact, this must not be blocked off as this will affect the wooden floors. So the cold air blowing in the wind under the home on a cold winters day will make the home much colder even with Roof Insulation. So to solve this issue we will climb in under the floor section and fit wire strainers under…

Ceiling Insulation

All Ceiling Insulation products in South Africa must be SABS tested. These tests are to ensure the Ceiling Insulation products are manufactured to the correct specifications. In years gone by it was mostly stock market listed companies that manufactured Ceiling Insulation. the Ceiling Insulation products are manufactured to the correct specifications. In years gone by it was mostly stock market listed companies that manufactured Ceiling Insulation. In the last few years, everyone is trying a new recipe. Unfortunately, this can end up in disaster for homeowners who are not aware of the problems installing Roof Insulation that will give no benefit or in fact could be a fire hazard. Types of Ceiling Insulation There are many types of Ceiling Insulation on the market worldwide. This can become quite confusing as some manufacturers have no idea about the risks of making insulation that is not up to spec. All Insulation products must also be tested by TIASA to check for the appropriate fire rating. Glass Fiber Insulation Glass fiber Ceiling Insulation products are still regarded as one of the best Roof Insulation products available. In fact, because glass fiber products like Aerolite are compression packed making transporting more economical. Fire rating is one…

How Insulation Saves Energy

Many clients are confused about How Insulation Saves Energy. It is very scary to think of our planet without Insulation. In fact, i am not sure what type of life we would have on earth now without insulation. All forms of industry require large amounts of insulation to reduce the need for energy. Every manufacturing plant in the country needs insulation including Oil Refineries and food manufacturers and shopping malls. How Insulation Saves Energy If one considers the amount of energy that most major manufacturing plants use in order to reduce the amount of energy usage. This, in turn, reduces the product cost to consumers. Massive plants like Alusaf in Richards Bay manufacturing Aluminium will use more energy than two or three suburbs in the Cape. Now consider the amount of energy that would have been wasted if there had not been insulation at these plants to reduce the energy loss. They will spend millions a year on insulation to save energy. This is a classic example of How Insulation Saves Energy. Read this interesting article on the Alusaf energy consumption and cost thereof. How Insulation Saves Energy In Your Home How Insulation Saves Energy In your home is exactly the…

Best Roof Insulation

There are many Roof Insulation Products on the market in South Africa and throughout the world. Let us have a look at what is classified as the Best Roof Insulation. In South Africa, we have fiberglass insulation products like Think Pink Aerolite as well as the polyester products like Isotherm and Cellulose paper. We install all types of Roof Insulation that are SANS compliant. However, the only Roof Insulation product that WE WILL NOT USE IS CELLULOSE PAPER. In our opinion, it is more because of the health side effects and chemical compound. In the last few years as weather patterns have changed we find the summers and winters becoming hotter and colder. Home owners are all looking for the Best Roof Insulation for Cold Winters and hot summers. In fact, there are quite a few choices when it comes to Home Insulation. What should guide you into making the correct choice? Let’s look at what to look for when making your choice. The Comfort Of an Insulated Home After a tough day at work, we head home looking forward to just relaxing. However, reality sets in as we arrive home to a freezing cold down to the bones. A…

Sound Proofing Wooden Floors

We must get at least 200 requests a month on Sound Proofing Wooden Floors. This is a simple operation however the process must start at the building stage of the home. Having said that there are a few ways to cover the existing floor. In this post, we will try and touch on both aspects of Sound Proofing Wooden Floors. In fact, Noise Pollution is very unpleasant when the problem can’t be solved. Sound Proofing Wooden Floors in Existing Homes This application is a little more complicated than doing the installation at building stage. The biggest problem with floors that are already in place with a ceiling below is sound transference. Sound transference is carried from through all components.  Floor to the Wooden Beams to the Ceiling. As all components are attached the sound travels through all three. Fitting insulation between the floors and the ceiling will result in a reduction of speech noise. However, the walking noise will still be the same. The benefit is that you will reduce talking and TV noise. However, to do this either the floor must be lifted or the ceiling removed. This will add cost to the application. Ideally, two layers of 135mm…

Thermal Insulation For Roofs

Thermal Insulation for Roofs is one of the most important aspects of building your new home. In fact, installing Thermal Insulation in existing homes is equally important. This decision should not be made without the correct thought process. Thermal Roof Insulation installed correctly will reduce heat loss or gain by as much as 35%. The roof space of all homes is the largest contributor of energy loss or gain. Best Thermal Insulation For Roofs Thermal insulation is the ability of insulation to reduce heat transfer between objects of differing temperature. The radiative influence of two parts meet. Heat flow is an inevitable consequence of contact between objects of different objects making contact. In fact, Thermal insulation provides a region of insulation in which thermal conduction is reduced.  Or when thermal radiation is reflected rather than absorbed by the lower-temperature body. For more on This read here One of the best Thermal Insulation Products for roofs is the 135mm Aerolite Insulation. This Roof Insulation product has an installed R-value 3.78. In fact, this R-value is one of the highest in its class worldwide. The Best Thermal Insulation for roofs should be selected on certain criteria. The thermal ability of the insulation. The higher the…

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