Installing Aerolite Insulation Correctly
Installing Aerolite Insulation Correctly is very important when you have decided to insulate your home. Selecting the proper 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 and the correct thickness of the Roof Insulation and the Roof Installation method.
Installing the wrong Roof Insulation and installing this incorrectly is wasted money. So spend wisely and save money on heating and cooling your home for many years to come.
Installing Aerolite Insulation The Right Way
Installing Aerolite Roof Insulation or any Roof Insulation is not just a matter of rolling the insulation out in the roof. It is essential to use the services of professionals in the insulation industry. 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 specified R-value. The Western Cape region, including Cape Town, must install insulation with an R-value of 3.70. This R-value will be completed by installing the Aerolite 135mm Insulation. The installed R-value will be exceeded, with the installed R-value being 3.78.
Cut The Aerolite Slightly Wider Than The Beams
Installing Aerolite Insulation fitted correctly is essential as there must be no gaps. The Aerolite must be cut while still wrapped up. Lay the Aerolite roll over the beams and, with a wood saw, cut the roll a little wider than the beams. It should be cut about 50mm more comprehensive than the beams.
This will make it possible to cover between the beams with an excellent snug fit. Remember, you don’t want to have significant gaps by cutting the insulation short, as this will allow a great deal of energy loss.
- Please never roll the Aerolite or any roof insulation over the beams. Doing this will allow for large air pockets between the insulation and the ceiling. This will be a considerable loss of energy to the home on hot summer days or cold winters.
Important Factors Installing Aerolite Insulation Correctly
- All wiring in the roof space wherever possible must be lifted above the insulation.
- All downlights must have a breathing hole above them as per the new legislation.
- Cut all insulation at least 50mm wider than the beam widths. This will ensure that you will still have full coverage if the beams are slightly warped or skew.
- Use the services of qualified Roof Insulation companies. That way, you know that the insulation installed in your roof space will be done correctly, giving you years of energy saving. Also, professional Roof Insulation Installers are well trained. Most important is that we have comprehensive insurance in the event of a disaster in the roof space. The roof space is not an accessible area to work in if you are a part-timer. There are many obstacles in the roof space that can cause severe damage.