In fact Ceiling insulation is now compulsory for all new homes built as of January 2013. In accordance with the new SANS legislation in South Africa. As a result of the energy crisis and to help save our environment. FOR A FREE QUOTE CLICK HERE
For this reason Ceiling and Roof Insulation is one of the best investments for your home. Installing Isotherm Insulation or Aerolite Insulation will reduce the heat flow in and out of your home. In summer these insulation products will improve the temperature in your home significantly.
Ceiling insulation reduces the heat flow from the roof through the ceiling into your home in summer. In fact, in summer the roof area of your home is like an OVEN. This heat is like a pressure cooker and the easiest way out is through the thin rhino board ceiling and into your home.
Once you have installed Insulation correctly on the ceiling. You have therefore created a barrier that reduces the heat flow by up to 80%. This is significant because 80% of the heat from your roof is now not coming into your home. Therefore on its own Insulation will drop the temperature in your home. Ensuring a much cooler 4 to 8 degrees in some homes.
If you are using air conditioners it will cut down your energy bill dramatically. In this case, you can run on a lower setting and your air conditioner will not have to run continuously. In fact, the thermostat will kick in far less frequently than before the home was insulated. This will save a substantial amount of money on electricity.
Correct Thickness Ceiling Insulation
A home insulated with the correct thickness insulation will be cool in summer and warm in winter. In fact, correctly insulated homes will have an improvement of 4-8 degrees. Make sure to install the correct R-value for the region that you live in. And therefore also increase the value of your property.
As your home can then be sold as insulated and SANS compliant. Many of the new property buyers on the market today are all aware of energy saving as well as the environment? A well-insulated home will recover the cost of insulation in approximately 2 to 3 years.
Ceiling Insulation products
There are a number of Ceiling Insulation products on the market in South Africa. However, all legitimate Insulation products must be SABS approved and must be SANS compliant. It is pointless installing Insulation products that are not SANS compliant in South Africa.
In fact, all Insulation must be tested by TIASA for the fire rating. Installing Insulation that is not tested according to legislation can be an expensive option if your house burns down as a result of a roof fire and untested Roof Insulation has been installed.
As it is possible to have the insurance claim rejected. All Ceiling Insulation products that are SABS tested and Tiasa approved will have the correct R-value for the region that you live in. Additionally, they will have a specified fire rating. There are a good few Types Insulation for Ceilings however we only install the most effective insulation products.
The Isotherm Ceiling Insulation is one of our most popular Insulation materials. Arguably one of the best Insulation types. Furthermore, Isotherm Insulation is one of the most Eco-friendly Roof Insulation types on the market. Let us have a look at what makes Isotherm Insulation so popular. Read more on Isotherm Insulation here.
The Aerolite Insulation is one of the oldest forms of Insulation on the market. In fact, the Think Pink Aerolite has been on the market for nearly 100 years. Aerolite Insulation is possibly the most installed Thermal Insulation product in the world. Read more on Aerolite insulation here.
Ecose Thermal Insulation is an eco-friendly insulation material for roofs. This is one of the highest grade insulation products in the world. Imported from Germany and manufactured to the highest international standards. In fact, the ecose Thermal Insulation has the highest fire rating of all insulation products in South Africa.
Manufactured for the European cold winters makes the Ecose a firm favorite in Cape Town. Finally, Ecose Insulation has an NRC 1.3 for soundproofing.
- Insulation installers should be highly qualified to work in the roof space.
- Taking a walk in your roof space over the center section of the roof is one thing.
- However, when one starts lifting wires getting into little corners dodging water pipes etc it can be hazardous.
- For example, a water pipe (copper or Pvc) can be damaged with the slightest of pressure.
- This can lead to thousands of Rands in damages before the water mains can be switched off.
- Make sure the Insulation Installers that you employ for this task are adequately covered by Insurance so that you don't end up paying for the damage.
- A well-insulated home will certainly give years of comfort and energy saving.
- VERY IMPORTANT: All electrical wires were possible must be lifted above the insulation.
- This is VERY IMPORTANT: All downlights must have breathing holes an all transformers must be above the insulation.
- VERY IMPORTANT: All chimney flues must have at least 150mm gap around the chimney flue.
- Also, note that all extractor fans must have sufficient gap between fan and insulation.