How to Install Roof Insulation

How to Install Roof Insulation as a DIY option is a basic guide giving info and suggestions. For the serious DIY person who is young and fit enough to tackle this job. Always remember when deciding to tackle this type of job. Fitting Roof Insulation in your homes means absolutely nothing if the Roof Insulation is not fitted 100% correctly. So don’t waste your time and guess what might be correct or not. Take advice from us we have been installers and distributors for 29 years and would love to point you in the right direction.

How to Install Roof Insulation made easy. Is a guide to give you the best info and help to get many years of benefit from the Ceiling Insulation investment that you will be making for your home. Insulation in South Africa is not very expensive but it will give you years of home comfort and energy savings if done correctly

For Isotherm DIY Guide check out this link for more in-depth information. The benefits of the Isotherm DIY option is that it is more practical for the DIY person as the Isotherm Insulation comes in two widths so there is no cutting in more than 95% of all homes.

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Isotherm Benefits how to install roof insulation diy

  • Cool in summer and warm in winter saving you energy.
  • Itch-free
  • Dust free
  • Allergy free
  • 30-year Guarantee
  • Great fire rating BB1/2 means Isotherm cannot sustain a flame.

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Aerolite Benefits

For Think Pink Aerolite DIY guide follow the directions on the link for more info how to Install Roof Insulation as DIY.  Think Pink Aerolite only comes in a 1200mm roll so it is a little more difficult as a DIY option.

  • Cool in summer warm in winter saving you energy.
  • 15 to 20-year life span
  • Fiberglass insulation
  • Great fire rating

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Recommended insulation for DIY Roof Insulation would be the Isotherm Insulation as it is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles and is an eco-friendly polyester Ceiling Insulation. Isotherm comes in two thicknesses standard rolls are 1200mm wide and we have a special roll of Isotherm Ceiling Insulation cut at 750mm wide.

This makes Isotherm Ceiling Insulation easier as it is not an itchy insulation being a polyester base insulation. The sizes are perfect for the two different roof types

Sheeting Roofs will use the 1200mm wide rolls and these should be standard for sheeting roofs.

Tiled Roofs will usually have beams 700mm apart and this will be ideal for the 750 mm wide rolls. So no cutting will be needed in most homes other than the length needed for the lines.

One of the most important things to remember on How to Install Roof Insulation DIY. Is making the right choice when it comes to Roof Insulation type as well as Roof Insulation thickness as per your region that you live in.

Cape Town and Western Cape region must install insulation achieving an R-value 3.70. This will be achieved with the Isotherm 145mm and the Think Pink Aerolite 135mm

Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Midrand will also need to achieve an R-value 3.70 achieved with Isotherm 145mm as well as Think Pink Aerolite 135mm.