Insulation is not a luxury it is a necessity. Not only for the comfort in your home but also in these tough economic times. This will help you save on you energy spending. A correctly insulated home will reduce the summer heat as well as the winter chill. The benefit of having Roof Insulation in your roof will mean you can reduce your monthly spend on Air Conditioning spend as well as on heating in the winter months.
Our energy crisis in South Africa has prompted our country to fall in line with most first world countries in terms of Roof Insulation in our homes. The required Roof Insulation for the Western Cape region is a R-value of 3.70 on all new homes.
So Roof Insulation is now playing a bigger part in conserving energy and reducing the amount of load shedding in the future. Many will say that this is a little too late and should have been implemented years ago.
Types of Roof Insulation
Isotherm a Polyester type Roof Insulation manufactured from Plastic bottles. One of our planets biggest problems has been converted into a state of the art eco-friendly insulation. Isotherm is a choice of many home owners as it is regarded as one of the safest dust free on the market. Your 2 year old could play with it. A 30 year manufacturer guarantee a product made to last. Great fire resistant properties now and in 30 years’ time.
Aerolite is a fibreglass product that has stood the test of time and is still one of the most dominant products worldwide. Aerolite is manufacture from recycled glass and naturally occurring silica sand. It also regarded as a eco-friendly product and will outlast the life of most homes. A Roof Insulation product manufactured to last 15 to 25 years. Aerolite has Great fire resistant properties now and in 30 years. read more… Save energy with a insulated roof space.
Cellulose fibre is manufactured from recycled paper and a host of chemicals. This will give a short term fire retardant property. Not a very popular in South African conditions as the guarantee is usually only about 10 years because the fire retardant chemicals seem to dissipate quite rapidly. A major problem is however water absorption. Because the product is paper if your Roof spring a leak or a Broken geyser you can have some ceiling problems. As the paper absorbs water an the inevitable ceiling collapse.