For almost, 70 years Aerolite has been the insulation of choice for homeowners. As one of the first official Roof Insulation products for homes and industry. With years of experience, Aerolite has evolved to the state of the art Home Insulation that it is today. Roof Insulation SA has been in the insulation industry for more than 30 years and we are really impressed with the modern day Aerolite.
Aerolite Insulation Winter Benefits
In winter our homes are freezing cold and it seems that nothing we do can stop the biting cold. Fear no more 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. In fact, this Thermal Insulation 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 heat rises as this heat makes contact with the freezing cold ceiling the heat is lost and fills the roof space.
Insulation your home with Thermal Insulation will reduce the energy loss. If a fire or some type of heating is used in the home this will most likely warm up the whole home.
In doing so this will save you on energy for many years to come. In fact, this Ceiling Insulation will reduce condensation in most homes by sustaining a warmer temperature in the home.
Aerolite Insulation for cold winters will improve your internal temperature by 4-8 degrees.
Aerolite Insulation Summer Benefits
On hot summer days, your roof space is like an oven. As the sun's rays beat down on the roof the heat in the roof space increases. Opening the trap door and feeling the heat rush out as the trap door open. 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.
Installing the correct thickness will reduce this heat flow gain by up to 90% from entering through the ceiling.
The correct thickness of Insulation for the Western Cape, as well as Johannesburg and Pretoria, is the 135mm thick Aerolite insulation.
This Thermal Insulation 135 mm thick exceeds the recommended R-value 3.70.
Thermal Insulation for Roofs will reduce the temperature in your home between 4 and 8 degrees on a hot summer day.
In fact, this will 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.
In fact, Think Pink Aerolite will give many years of comfort.
How Does Aerolite Work
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. The best coats for winter are designed with wool, gabardine or cashmere. Inside, they are 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 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 shelter in caves just 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 immense energy savings for the next 50 years? Aerolite thermal insulation is the right solution for you.
What is Aerolite?
It is a superb ceiling insulation material that is pink in color and has acoustic properties. Usually bonded with an inert thermosetting resin, the final product (Aerolite) is made available in compression packed rolls. This makes it very easy for installers to cut and install the Acoustic Ceiling Insulation in your home. As this insulation is non-combustible Ceiling Insulation material, it has the highest fire rating classified as A1. This means the insulation material will not combust, melt or smoke. Will Not Burn.
Popularly known as Think Pink Aerolite (as a result of its pink color), 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 home. As a result, Aerolite has helped to promote energy efficiency among homeowners by eliminating the need for running heaters and AC machines all day and night just 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 is able to 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 material as well as density. Take note compressing the Aerolite 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 Aerolite insulation with a higher R-value. As a result, you and your family will enjoy the following benefits: Improves your indoor experience by absorbing noise from inside and outside your home.
Saves you on high energy costs. Keeps your home cooler during summer and warm during winter. Enhances the level of comfort in your home. Increases the value of your home which is a plus when it comes a time to sell.
Sound proofs your home
The use of glass wool bonded together with the thermosetting resin has created an acoustic ceiling insulation material with astounding absorption properties. Installing aerolite in your ceiling will lower the level of sound entering or even leaving your home. The material 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 is able to absorb higher tones better than lower pitches.
10 Reasons To Install Aerolite
Improve the temperature in your home by 4 to 8 deg C. Cooler in Summer.
Cozy and warm in winter by 4 to 8 deg-C. Warmer in winter.
Save energy on heating and cooling as the Insulation reduces heat loss and gain.
Great acoustic and soundproofing benefits with an NRC 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
Does not sustain vermin.
Best Thermal Insulation for roofs.
Reduce the potential for mold in your home with a more consistent temperature.
Aerolite Does Not Attract Vermin
Traditional insulation materials have been known to be less efficient when it comes to reducing heat or retaining heat in the home. In addition, they act as a source of food for rodents and provide the perfect material for the whiskered intruders to use when making their nests.
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 is able to achieve this by providing a poor 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.
Aerolite insulation also does not promote or allow the breeding of bacteria, fungi or mold.
Aerolite has a fire rating of A1 thanks to the use of glass wool as the main material. The material is bonded with a thermosetting resin which 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!
Aerolite insulation has non-hygroscopic properties which mean it does not draw moisture from the surrounding. As a result, the acoustic ceiling insulation will remain dry for the next 50 years and continue providing a warm and cozy interior for the whole family. Psst…Want to know another aerolite thermal insulation secret? It does not promote corrosion.
Has a 25-50-year lifespan
Aerolite has a 25-50-year lifespan which means your ROI will be recovered in less than 3 years. In addition, 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. In addition, Think Pink Aerolite does not have any ozone exhausting 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 have always been regarded as the single most expensive investments we make. This is for most average families. This is why it is very important to make the right choice when insulating your roof space. Any Roof Insulation installed incorrectly is not only a waste of money it can also be a risk to your investment. (The Home)
Make Sure Your Installer Is Aware of These Dangers
It is, therefore, important to install products like Aerolite with its class-leading Fire rating. Class A/1 means Aerolite will not BURN. In fact, this insulation has one of the best Fire ratings of all.
In Europe and the UK, only insulation products with A/1 fire ratings may be installed. Installing low fire rated insulation products in the roof space is a risk. The Roof Space will reach temperatures in excess of 70 Degrees C. On hot summer days, electrical wiring, as well as downlight and fireplace flues, are also a huge risk.
Importantly knowing how to handle these factors is very important in any home. In fact, downlight reaches temperatures in excess of 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 sort of protection. This on its own is another fire hazard. As the heat build up in the cone can start melting the wires of the downlight and this can be a massive fire hazard in any home.
Think Pink has an A/1 fire rating so we will cut a small breathing hole as per the new SANS legislation in SA. Even though this insulation is non-combustible.
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 Installers Cape Town
The benefits of having your Ceiling Insulation Installed by Roof Insulation Cape means you benefit from years of experience. All our Aerolite Insulation Installers are well trained and undergo continues training. Installing Roofing Insulation seems simple. Get in the roof space and roll the insulation out. This is totally wrong. In fact, Insulation or Ceiling Insulation installed incorrectly is an absolute waste of money.
The Thermal Insulation must be fitted directly on the ceiling between the main beams. Making sure that there are no gaps seal of the entire ceiling space. In most cases, we will have four Insulation Installers in the roof space. In fact, each Insulation Installer is accountable for the installation they do. We have a system where each installer will check each other at the end of the installation. Then the supervisor with the team will have a final inspection.Installing Roof Insulation Products is our business and we take it very seriously. For the best quality, Aerolite Installation calls Roof Insulation Cape Town.
Install 135mm Aerolite For Cape Town
The 135mm Aerolite is the SANS compliant Roofing Insulation for the Cape Town. This Insulation will achieve the R-value 3.70 as per the new SANS legislation. Installing Insulation that is SANS complaint will ensure years of energy saving benefits in your home.
135mm Aerolite has great soundproofing qualities. With an NRC 1.1 (Noise Reduction Coefficient) Class A/1 Fire rating this insulation will not burn.
In fact, it is estimated that homes installing the correct thickness Roof Insulation will recover the cost in three years. This energy saving cost will be as a direct result of reduced need for heating and cooling in the home.
The 135mm INSULATION will reduce heat flow in or out of the home by 90%. Improving the comfort level in the home by 4 to 8 deg-C. In fact, this means your home will be cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Aerolite Best Roof Insulation
In fact, Aerolite is 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 great Fire rating. Aerolite Roof Insulation has a Class A /1 fire rating. This is the reason why most hospitals can only be insulated with products like fiberglass. 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 the domestic manufacturing as well as industrial insulation products is what separates ISOVER from all other insulation products. In fact, Isover has been manufacturing building components for nearly 200 years and are one of the biggest manufacturers of insulation products on the planet.
Why Is Installing Insulation The Right Thing To Do?
In fact, by saving energy in our homes we are helping to conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. 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. This does not affect existing homes at this point. 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. For boilers and furnaces, high-density Rock Wool insulation is used. Without this insulation, the product prices would be more than triple.
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 great 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 install will have a lifespan of at least 30 years. If the cost of the insulation is recovered in three years this means many years of energy saving.
How Does Roof Insulation Work?
In fact, Roofing Insulation is about three main criteria. Let's have a look at what this means and how this will affect your home. Make sure that these basic principles are covered and you will have years of energy saving benefits.
Roof Insulation R-value
In fact, R-value today is very important. 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 a 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 a 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. Insulation must never be laid over the main beams. In fact, all Roof Insulation must be installed directly on the ceiling between main beams. The entire roof space must be covered. Do not install the Insulation following the roof pitch unless the ceiling is sloped 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 Roof Insulation
Installing roll form insulation in your ceiling space makes sense as the insulation covers the entire roof. As a matter of fact, 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 fiber 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. This, as we know, can't be an exact science.
Roll form Insulation is a specific thickness and density so you know what you get for your money. Aerolite Thermal Insulation Makes Sense. The Aerolite Thermal insulation products are designed for optimum Thermal Insulation benefit. Installing Thermal Insulation without great thermal Insulation properties is a waste of money. All Thermal Insulation products are rated on R-value. In fact the higher the R-value the better the insulation properties.
In fact the higher the R-value the better the Think Pink Aerolite. Think Pink Thermal Insulation is available in a number of 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 roof insulation is one of the oldest roof insulation products on the market worldwide. As Aerolite is regarded as an eco-friendly roof insulation it is one of the most popular choices by many homeowners. The Aerolite price list is only valid while existing stock lasts.