For almost, 70 years Aerolite has been the insulation of choice for homeowners. As one of the first official Insulation products for homes and industry. With years of experience, Aerolite Insulation has evolved to the state of the art Home Insulation that it is today. As a result, we are impressed with the modern day Aerolite.
10 Reasons To Install Aerolite
Aerolite Improves the temperature in your home by 4 to 8 deg C. Cooler in Summer.
Cosy and warm in winter by 4 to 8 deg-C. Warm in winter.
Save energy on heating and cooling as the Insulation reduces heat loss and gain.
Great acoustic and soundproofing benefits with an NRC of 1.1 on the 135mm Insulation.
Aerolite Thermal Insulation is SABS approved.
Fire Rating A/A 1/1 This Insulation will not burn.
Lifespan 25 to 50 years
Aerolite Does not sustain vermin.
Best Thermal Insulation for roofs.
Reduce the potential for mould in your home with a more consistent temperature.
Aerolite Insulation Winter Benefits
In winter our homes are cold, and it seems that nothing we do can stop the biting cold. Fear no more Aerolite Think Pink Insulation installed in your ceiling will reduce the warm air in the home from rising and getting pulled through the now cold ceiling into the roof space. As a result, Aerolite will reduce the heat loss through the roof by up to 90%.
How it works is that as your home gains heat whether the heat is from the sun's rays or cooking or a fireplace. As we know all hot air rises as this heat makes contact with the cold ceiling, the hot air is lost and fills the roof space.
In doing so, this will save energy for many years to come. As a result, the Insulation will reduce condensation in most homes by sustaining a warmer even temperature in the house.
Insulation in cold winters will improve your internal temperature by 4-8 degrees.
Aerolite Insulation Summer Benefits
In summer the roof space increases in heat as the suns rays beat down on the roof. The temperature increase in the summer is substantial.
Opening the trap door, one can immediately feel the hot air rush into the house. This heat build-up is pressure in the roof space that is now incredibly hot.
The heat is then reflected as radiant heat from the ceiling into the home. Therefore installing 135mm Aerolite will reduce this heat flow gain by up to 90% via the roof.
The correct thickness of insulation for the Western Cape, as well as Johannesburg and Pretoria, is the 135mm Aerolite.
The 135 mm thick exceeds the recommended R-value 3.70. As a result, Aerolite for Roofs will reduce the temperature in your home between 4 and 8 degrees on a hot summer day.
Therefore reduce the need for running expensive air conditioners to cool the home.
A well-insulated home with professional Roof Insulation Installers will give you years of energy saving.
Think Pink will outlast the lifespan of most homes.
How Does Aerolite Work
Sitting in your warm insulated home you don't realize the effect of the cold outdoor temperature. On a cold day or night just before you step out the door, what is the one thing that assures you of warmth and comfort? You are right, a coat. Manufactured from wool gabardine or cashmere. Inside the best jackets to keep us warm in winter. Lined with polyester or other materials which help to keep heat close to the body.
Just like you need a coat on a cold day or night, your home also needs to be enveloped with Aerolite insulating materials to keep the cold away and retain heat within. Insulation has been around since the pre-historic people built shelters or sought natural refuge in caves to protect themselves from the elements.
Today, you can create a barrier between the harsh weather outside and the delicate environment in your home with Aerolite insulation. As the perfect ceiling insulation with acoustic properties, it will protect you and your family from extreme temperatures plus keeping your home warm and cozy.
Want to enjoy the immense energy savings for the next 50 years? Thermal insulation like Aerolite is the right solution for you.
What is Aerolite?
It is a superb ceiling insulation material that is pink in colour and has acoustic properties. Usually bonded with an inert thermosetting resin, the final product (Aerolite) is made available in compression packed rolls. Therefore making it very easy for installers to cut and install the Ceiling Insulation in your home. As this insulation is a non-combustible Ceiling Insulation material, it has the highest fire rating classified as A1. As a result, Aerolite will not combust, melt or smoke. Will Not Burn.
Popularly known as Think Pink Aerolite (as a result of its pink colour), the insulation material has been used for the last 75 years to insulate homes from the harsh weather elements and prevent heat from escaping the interior of the house. Therefore, Aerolite has helped to promote energy efficiency among homeowners by eliminating the need for running heaters and AC machines all day and night to keep the interior of the house warm (winter) or cool (summer).
Select Aerolite Insulation With a Higher R-value
R-value refers to a measure of how well an insulating material can resist the conductive flow of heat. Popularly known as the Thermal Resistance of an insulating material, it takes into account the following factors: The thickness of the insulating product as well as density. Take note compressing any insulation will reduce the R-value to the compressed value.
When it comes to Aerolite thermal insulation – the wonder acoustic Ceiling Insulation material – this value measures the ability of the insulation material to resist the flow of heat. For better performance, it’s highly advisable to select Think Pink insulation with the highest R-value. Ensuring you and your family will enjoy the following benefits: Improved indoor experience by absorbing noise from inside and outside your home, and more even temperature.
Saving energy costs on heating and cooling. Your home IS, therefore, cooler during summer and warm during winter. Improving comfort levels in the house. Increases the value of your home which is a plus when it comes a time to sell
Sound Proofing For Your Home
The use of glass wool bonded together with the thermosetting resin has created an acoustic ceiling insulation material with astounding absorption properties. As a result, installing Aerolite in your ceiling will lower the level of sound entering or even leaving your home. The Aerolite Thermal Insulation has been woven together allowing Aerolite to absorb sound.
The ability of aerolite to absorb sound is measured by the noise reduction coefficient (1.1). As an acoustic ceiling insulation material, it can incorporate higher tones better than lower pitches.
Aerolite Does Not Attract Vermin
The presence of the whiskered intruders in your ceiling poses a health hazard to your family. Not only will your family be prone to infections but the infections will escalate to disease.
Unlike traditional insulating materials, Aerolite stops the whiskered intruders in their tracks. It can achieve this by providing no breeding environment for the critters. In addition, the use of glass wool together with the thermosetting resin is not a good source of food for them.
Glasswool insulation also does not promote or allow the breeding of bacteria, fungi or mould. As a result, Aerolite does not sustain vermin.
Aerolite has a fire rating of A1 thanks to the use of glass wool as the primary material. A thermosetting resin is used to bind Aerolite with as this helps to ensure efficiency when it comes to insulating your home. Its A1 rating follows the Euroclass system as per EN 13501-1. Aerolite has also been certified to be fireproof under Class 1 fire index rating – SANS 10177 Part 3 and SANS 10177 Part 5. As a certified non-combustible insulating product, Aerolite cannot burn, melt or smoke
It's Maintenance Free!
The Insulation has non-hygroscopic properties which mean it does not draw moisture from the surrounding. As a result, Aerolite ceiling insulation has a lifespan of almost 50 years.
One factor to take into considering when installing insulation in the roof is contractors. Whenever a contractor whether it be your TV guy the Plumber or even the post office technician. Importantly make sure the insulation is always replaced correctly and handled with care.
One of the most frustrating sights when entering a roof space and seeing the insulation spread in all directions and destroyed.
As we all know Insulation is not cheap however it will outlast the lifespan of most homes if treated with care.
Aerolite has a lifespan of 25 to 50 years
Aerolite has a 25-50-year lifespan which means your ROI will less be than three years. The use of Aerolite as your preferred Ceiling Insulation material will recompense the change in temperature in your home.
This happens without your power bill increasing and the cooling systems not being used to enhance your indoor environment. Also, Think Pink does not have any exhausting ozone potential which means it will not harm the ozone layer. As a result, you will play your part in reducing damage to the environment. In fact, this insulation will give a lifetime of comfort and energy saving.
Don't Let Your Home Go Up In Flames
Our homes, regarded as one of the most expensive investments that most homeowners will make. Therefore the importance of insulating your roof space with the right insulation is critical. Any Ceiling Insulation, installed incorrectly, is not only a waste of money, but it can also be a risk to your investment. (The Home)
Make Sure Your Installer Is Aware of These Dangers
It is, therefore, essential to install products like Aerolite with its class-leading Fire rating. Class A/1 means the insulation will not BURN. In fact, this insulation has one of the best Fire ratings on the market.
Insulating low fire rated insulation products in the roof space is a risk. The Roof Space will reach temperatures more than 70 Degrees C. On hot summer days, electrical wiring, as well as downlight and fireplace flues, are also a significant risk.
Downlights must have breathing holes cut around them. Never install down light cones as these a fire hazard. In fact, downlights can reach temperatures more than 250 DegC with most insulation types this would be a problem.
Some installers of low-quality insulation products with poor fire rating will often fit metal or plastic cones around the Insulation for some of the protection. On its own, is another fire hazard. As the heat build up in the cones can start melting the wires of the downlight, and will be a fire hazard in any home.
Whats so Awesome About Aerolite?
Keeps your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
The roof is exposed to the rays of the sun pretty much all day. As a result of the exposure, the roof will absorb the heat and radiate it into the interior of the house. This will result in the build-up of heat in your home. The rise in temperature will create a very uncomfortable environment which will force you to switch on the AC. This will increase your energy costs.
By installing aerolite insulation in your home, it will prevent the transfer of heat from the outside into your home. Since it’s normally installed in your ceiling, it will act as a barrier between the roof and the interior of your home. As a result, you will enjoy the following additional benefits:
Ensures consistent temperature all through the year.
Eliminates the need for buying expensive AC.
Reduces greenhouse gas emission and global warming effects
Recommended Aerolite thickness for your home is 135 mm thick.
Aerolite Insulation for Cape Town
The Western Cape Region has been zoned to install Roofing Insulation that will achieve an installed R-value 3.70. Therefore the 135mm Aerolite Thermal Insulation is the product of choice. In fact. This insulation exceeds the r-value. With the insulated R-value 3.78. Also, the Think Pink has an NRC 1.1 (Noise Reduction Coefficient) Great for soundproofing as well.
Aerolite Best Roof Insulation
Aerolite regarded as one of the best Roof Insulation Products. The Think Pink has one of the best R-values on the market. Added to this is the excellent Fire rating. This Insulation has an A/1 fire rating. Therefore the Aerolite is recommended for hospitals because of the fire rating. From a safety point of view, the fire rating, as well as the R-value, are game changers.
Added to this are the soundproofing and acoustic benefits of the Think Pink. Aerolite Insulation Cape Town has many years of experience in domestic as well as industrial insulation products.
Why Is Installing Insulation The Right Thing To Do?
By Saving energy in our homes, we are conserving energy and reducing our carbon footprint on the environment. Global warming and Climate change are the most significant reason followed by home comfort and energy saving. Installing SANS compliant Roof Insulation is compulsory as of January 2013. All new homes must have Ceiling Insulation achieving a specific R-value for the region. At this point, the legislation does not affect existing homes.
As our environment is pushed to the limit in all directions energy and water are becoming very scarce and very expensive. Installing Insulation in your Roof will reduce the need for costly heating and cooling.
In most first world countries installing Ceiling Insulation has been compulsory for years. In fact, all industrial food plants and oil refineries are well insulated. Without this insulation, the production prices of food and many other products would be more than triple the regular rates.
Can You Get By Without Installing Roof Insulation In Your Home?
Surely you can get by without installing Insulation in your Roof. However, this will be at a high cost. Having the correct thickness Insulation installed will mean many years of energy saving for homeowners.
In fact, all the Ceiling Insulation products that we fit will have a lifespan of at least 30 years. The cost of insulation is therefore potentially recovered in three years; this means many years of energy saving.
In a few years to come as Global Warming makes its impact on the earth. Those with substantial cash reserves will be able to survive for a short period.
However, the full impact of Global Warming and Climate Change will have a lasting effect on earth that will change life as we know it. Climate Change is a reality that will have an impact on the planet as soon as 2050. For more info on this read what the Exon scientists had to say in 1970.
At his point in time, they are on target. However, there is a race to reduce energy consumption as well as finding alternative energy sources.
How Does Roof Insulation Work?
Insulation acts as a barrier between the hot roof space and the home. Typically insulated homes are 35% more energy efficient. The winter is a reverse of the summer, As a result the warm air in the home is contained and not lost to the roof space.
Roof Insulation R-value
In fact, R-value today is essential. Having a low R-value means having low energy saving. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation properties. R-value is the ability of given insulation to reduce the ability of heat loss or gain. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation properties will be. In fact, R-value is the ability of give insulation to reduce heat flow in or out.
Install Roof Insulation Correctly Or Throw Money Away
As mentioned earlier on this page Roof Insulation Installed incorrectly, is wasted money. Never lay insulation over the main beams. In fact, all Roof Insulation must be installed directly on the ceiling between main beams. Importantly the entire roof space must be covered.
Do not install the Insulation following the roof pitch. In fact, installing insulation following the roof pitch will give a nice cool roof space but almost no benefit in the home.
Install Roll Form Ceiling Insulation
Installing roll form insulation in your ceiling space makes sense as the insulation covers the entire roof. The main reason why we recommend roll form insulation is that this will not get affected by the wind. Roll form insulation is packed tightly between the beams to seal off correctly.
Blown-in loose fibre or cellulose will be affected by winds. In many homes where we remove these insulation types, we find the insulation has moved significantly. In fact, this leaves your home compromised with regards the insulation value. Loose paper or cellulose insulation is difficult to install the correct thickness in the roof space. The reason for this is we have to rely on the eye of the installer blowing the insulation. As we know, this can't be an exact science.
Roll form Insulation is a specific thickness and density, so you know what you get for your money. As a result, Aerolite Thermal Insulation Makes Sense. These Thermal insulation products are designed, for maximum Thermal Insulation benefit. Installing Thermal Insulation without great thermal Insulation properties is a waste of money. Thermal Insulation products have an R-value rating. In fact the higher the R-value the better the insulation properties.
Think Pink Thermal Insulation is available in thicknesses from 50mm to 135mm Think Pink Aerolite.
Aerolite Price List Per Roll
Aerolite insulation is a premium product that has stood the test of time. In fact, this insulation is one of the oldest roof insulation products on the market worldwide. Regarded as an eco-friendly insulation it is one of the most popular choices by many homeowners.