Not all Roof Insulation materials are equal. The Aerolite specifications page is designed to give homeowners a better idea as to what the requirements are for the different provinces. In order to make the correct choice for existing homes, it would be ideal to install the SANS compliant insulation for your home. As the modern day home buyer is aware of insulation and the benefits. Although this legislation does not affect existing homes at this point it could become an issue at the point of sale in the future.
The map above gives all homeowners and developers an guide to the correct thickness Aerolite to be installed. This legislation at this point is related to all new homes as well as homes when alterations are submitted for planning.
Aerolite R-value Specifications for all regions
Install the correct thickness of Aerolite for your zone to be SANS compliant.
Homes already insulated before 2013 will not be SANS compliant as the insulation was not regulated at that time. In fact, as of January 2013, the new building legislation came into effect.
This new SANS legislation changed the way all homes would be built. As a result, many components in the building of new homes would change.
The fact is that these building changes was to bring South Africa in line with most countries in our endeavour to save on energy.
Global warming and Climate change are a huge threat to our environment and these new building measures will help significantly.
Therefore reducing our Carbon footprint as we lower our need for heating and cooling.
R-value and Installed R-value
In fact, the Aerolite Specifications show that this insulation product has some of the best thermal and insulation properties.
Therefore one can expect the best results from this thermal insulation.
In fact, the Aerolite specifications show that the years.e has one of the highest fire ratings of all Roof Insulation Products on the market.
As result Aerolite has been one of the top selling Home Insulation brands for nearly
As a result of this energy saving alone, we as South Africans have reduced our carbon footprint.
In reducing our need for heating and cooling.
Aerolite Performance Criteria
|K-value:||0.040 W/mK (ASTM C518)|
|Combustibility:||Non-combustible (SANS 10177 Part 5)|
|Fire Spread index rating:||Class 1 (SANS 10177: Part 3)|
|Fire Spread index rating:||Class A1, S1 (EN 13823)|
|Reaction to fire:||Euroclass A1 (EN 13501-01)|
Aerolite Performance Specifications
Aerolite has one of the best performance abilities of most Thermal insulation products for roofs.
This insulation is tested to the highest South African and international standards.
This product is undoubtedly one of the safest insulation material available.
For Hospitals, this insulation will not burn or sustain a flame.