There are a number of types of ceilings available in South Africa however we will talk about the two most common types. That are installed in most homes. As we know ceilings also play major part in home comfort. You’re ceiling choice will also effect the temperature in your home.
Rhino board ceiling comes in a number of size from 6 mm to 12 mm. With the latter being used mostly for dry wall walling. The weight of the 12 mm Rhino board would be to 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 is skimming and plastering. In fact many home owners 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 ever there is a water leak in the home with being damage.
Advantages of Rhino board this product will reduce noise levels between rooms more than most other ceiling boards.
The Isoboard types of ceilings are my favourite type of ceilings and they have become very popular.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 are 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 fraction of the time.
Isobars also is available in sizes from 25 mm to 80 mm however we feel the best size to use is the 50mm. Isoboard is almost like a polystyrene.
Advantages of Isoboard this product has a R value that is rated on 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 recommender Rvalue for the Western Cape.
Disadvantages of Isoboard Types of Ceilings are the product has no sound proof 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 home owners still end up installing the 145 mm Isotherm insulation to reduce noise. As Isotherm ceiling insulation has a very good rose reduction coefficient.