There are several types of ceilings available in South Africa; however, we will talk about the two most common types installed in most homes. As we know, ceilings also play a major part in home comfort. Your ceiling choice will also affect the temperature in your home.
Rhino Board Types of Ceilings
Rhino board ceiling comes in several sizes from 6 mm to 12 mm. With the latter being used mostly for drywall walling. The weight of the 12 mm Rhino board would be too heavy for ceiling applications. However, the R-value of the 6 mm vs the 12 mm is absolutely insignificant.
All homes if installing rhino board ceilings will be having the 6mm Rhino board installed. As we know the rhino board ceiling are a lot longer to fit as there are skimming and plastering. In fact, many homeowners will skim the entire ceiling space for a more classy finish. And they do look great when this is done.
However, this is also a costly repair if there is a water leak in the home with damage.
Advantages of Rhino board this product will reduce noise levels between rooms more than most other ceiling boards.
Isoboard Types of Ceiling
The Isoboard types of ceilings are my favourite type of ceilings, and they have become trendy, especially in the Western Cape. In fact, many of the new high-end complexes have Isoboard ceiling installed. The Isoboard ceiling will give the tongue and groove finish like the old knotty pine ceilings. However, they are white in colour and look very classy. Isoboard ceiling is very quick to install, and it is a clean application. There is no messy skimming and plastering in this application, and they are installed in a fraction of the time.
Isobars also are available in sizes from 25 mm to 80 mm; however, we feel the best size to use is the 50mm. Isoboard is almost like polystyrene.
Isoboard Ceiling Types
Advantages of Isoboard this product has an R-value rated on the current day and an aged R-value as the R-value reduces with age. If one is installing the 5o mm Isoboard, we can install a lower thickness Isotherm Insulation. With 50 mm Isobaord, one could install the 100 mm to achieve the Western Cape’s recommender Rvalue.
Disadvantages of Isoboard Types of Ceilings are the product has no soundproof properties, and noise can easily be heard between rooms. If there is heavy rain, this will be clearly heard through the ceiling as will traffic noise. In fact, most homeowners still end up installing the 145 mm Isotherm insulation to reduce noise as Isotherm ceiling insulation has an excellent rose reduction coefficient.