These are the a few of the Aerolite FAQ from our clients. We hope that this will be of help. Should you have any questions not listed please give us a call.
How does Aerolite improve the temperature in my home in summer and winter?
As a matter of fact, Aerolite insulation will reduce the heat flow into the home in summer. In fact, ceilings that are not insulated are very hot in summer. Of course, this is like underfloor heating above your head in summer. The 135mm Aerolite insulation blanket laid on the ceiling between the beams reducing heat flow up or down by up to 90%. As a result of the Aerolite reducing the heat flow into the home the temperature can be as much as 5 to 8 degrees cooler. Making the home far more comfortable and reducing the need for Air conditioners in most cases.
In Winter the roof space is like a fridge as cold wind and air flow through the roof space. The ceiling area now is freezing cold. Any warm air that is created in the home from heating or cooking or even sunlight is lost. As this warm air will rise and subsequently lost to the cold roof space. In fact, a home that is using a heater or small fireplace will warm up most of the home. As the rising heat will not be lost into the roof space. Here is more info on how Aerolite works in summer and winter.
What Is Aerolite Lifespan?
The fact that Aerolite insulation is manufactured from 80% recycled glass and 20% naturally occurring silica sand means it will last for many years. The manufacturers state a lifespan of 20 to 25 years. However, we have been installing Aerolite for almost 30 years now. And we are doing retrofit insulations on homes insulated more than 25 years ago. This retrofit is in order to bring the old insulation that was much thinner those years up to spec with the new R value specifications on all new homes.
Can Aerolite Burn?
The answer is a simple no Aerolite can’t burn. In fact, Aerolite has the highest fire rating class A/1. This means that Aerolite insulation will not ignite. In fact, you can put a blow torch to Aerolite insulation and you will not be able to set the Aerolite on fire. For more info on the fire, rating read our Aerolite specifications page. This has been one of the biggest Aerolite FAQ for years as most homeowners are concerned about fire.
Can Aerolite Insulation Be Installed In Flat Roof Homes?
Absolutely we Lift Roof Sheets and Install the Roof Insulation. Our Roofing guys will lift alternate Roof Sheets and our installers will lay the Aerolite Insulation. The roof space will be closed and re-sealed after the application. The benefits of installing Roof Insulation in flat-roofed homes is very significant as these homes benefit more from roof insulation than standard homes with access via the trap door.
Braai Room Insulation?
The Braai room is one of the most popular rooms in most homes. These rooms although the most popular room in the home they are also the hottest in summer and the coldest in winter. We would typically lift alternate roof sheets and install the Roof Insulation. Once insulated we will close up the roof space and reseal.
Does Aerolite Absorb Water Like Cellulose Paper Insulation?
No Aerolite Aerolite Contains no paper so in most cases water will flow through the Insulation. In this manner allowing the homeowner to see that there is a roof leak or geyser leak. Therefore it means in that it is unlikely to cause massive ceiling collapses as with paper insulation products that absorb water. In fact, we have a huge vacuum machine for the removal of old paper insulation. Especially before the winter rains. Roof Insulation has massive Roof Vacuum machines that will remove cellulose fiber.
How does Aerolite save me money?
The important fact is that Aerolite will save you money by saving energy. In fact, cutting down on cooling costs and heating costs. This is achieved by keeping the heat out in summer and keeping the cold out in winter. You reduce the effect of the heat in the roof radiating into your home through a thin rhino board ceiling.
Save the heat in your home in winter from rising and getting sucked through the ceiling into the cold roof. The 135mm Aerolite will pay for itself in three years on energy saving alone.
Will rats nest in my Aerolite Insulation?
Another key point is Aerolite is not made from paper or fabric it is a fiberglass insulation. The result is Aerolite is not a cozy product for rats and other vermin.
Is Roof Insulation Compulsory?
Yes, roof insulation is compulsory as of January 2013, however, it is not compulsory on existing building or homes. It would be advisable to install Aerolite insulation as it will make your home SANS compliant if you install 135mm Aerolite insulation. And it will save money and energy. The energy crisis that hit South Africa in 2015 left many businesses in a terrible financial situation. As many people lost their jobs as a result of load shedding. If this legislation had been implemented a few years earlier we might have avoided this.
Do you have to remove tiles on my roof to install Aerolite?
No, all Aerolite rolls go through the trap door, we do not disturb your tiles or plastic underlay as this could cause problems for you in the future. In flat roof applications, we will use our roofing teams and lift roof tiles and install Aerolite as a retrofit.
Does Aerolite insulation make a lot of dust in my home when installed?
No there is not a lot of dust as all Aerolite insulation. is taken from your roof via the trap door, this is then closed and all work is then done on the roof.
Is Aerolite a health risk?
For almost 70 years the Aerolite and insulation has been used worldwide. Glass wool (fiberglass) insulation products have been proved to be very popular throughout the world, in fact in many movies one can clearly see fiberglass insulation in walls as well as roofs.it is a safe to use insulation is probably the most well documented and tested building materials in the world. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most asked Aerolite FAQ.
Does Aerolite Insulation Contain Asbestos?
The story that Aerolite is an absolute fabrication. In fact, Aerolite has never contained asbestos as the insulation product is manufactured from recycled glass. Asbestos will never be awed to be used in any form of roof insulation. In fact, anyone who handles asbestos must be well trained as asbestos is very bad for your health.
What is the Aerolite Price Per Roll?
Read the Aerolite roll price on this link. The Aerolite Price list will give you a good idea of the price and should you need an installed price give us a call. Our Aerolite prices are the best you will get. Our bulk buying means that you will benefit from lower prices. We also deliver to most parts of Cape Town.
For More Aerolite FAQ
Should you have any additional Aerolite FAQ please fill in our contact form or give the office a call. We at Roof Insulation will be more than willing to help you solve your Roof Insulation problems.