Thermal insulation for roofs savings on energy. Do you cringe when the temperature extremes of summer and winter hit? These are the times when the utility bills go through the roof… literally. Despite what most people know about the importance of roof insulation. Very few actually follow up on it. Do you know what kind of insulation your roof has? Maybe it’s time to find out.
A properly insulated roof can keep a home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Saving you hundreds of Rands a year at the same time. But, it’s not in the forefront of people’s minds. As they don’t spend their time checking out their attic and roof space. Most of their activities center around living areas and they take care of what they can see. Before the next temperature extreme hits, you really need to take a look at your Roof Insulation.
It’s probably good to explain what thermal insulation actually does. Thermal insulation is material (or a combination of materials) which creates a boundary between temperature differences in hot and cold and slows the heat transfer. It may be related to conduction, convection, or radiation. Whatever the method of heat transfer, you need insulation to help slow down the process. Thermal insulation does just that – and it does it effectively. When using air airconditioners in your home or office good thermal insulation will reduce running costs. In fact, Ceiling Insulation for your home will give many years of energy saving and comfort.
There are a number of types of Thermal Insulation Products available. Isotherm is one of the most popular Roof Insulation products followed closely by Aerolite. When it comes to insulation for your home. Certain standards that must be met and the different types are rated by their R-value. This is a measure of resistance to heat flow when it passes through a specific thickness of the material. In the Western Cape region, a R-value of 3.70 is compulsory on all new homes. R-value is be achieved by insulating with the 145mm Isotherm or the 135mm Aerolite. The higher the R-value, the better the roof insulation should be in keeping the internal temperatures more stable.
Isotherm Insulation is one of the most common Insulation materials installed in the Cape region. Homeowners are very much eco-friendly orientated. Thinking more of the environment than most other cities in South Africa. Isotherm is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. Making Isotherm one of the worlds most eco-friendly insulation products.
While it is common to use fiberglass Thermal Insulation (Aerolite), there are those who believe that it may be a health hazard with its small fibers, however, the opponents are not in the majority. Still, if you are one who prefers a more eco-friendly Roof Insulation, there are options available for you, too.
Heating and cooling costs are already a problem in a struggling economy, and it’s unbelievable how many people are wasting energy unnecessarily. Take the time to talk to someone about upgrading your roof insulation. Heating and cooling should recover the cost of the insulation in Two to Three years.