Ceiling Insulation

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CEILING INSULATION PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS

 

Ceiling insulation products and materials become the heat flow barrier between your roof tiles and ceiling boards. It prevents heat from passing through. Keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter throughout the year. Furthermore, well designed and insulated residential homes, that use insulation that meets the South African requirements, will benefit from year-round comfort.

Additionally, it will cut your heating and cooling costs by up to 45%. Which in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions while saving you money. Choosing the best type of ceiling insulation for your situation is an important factor too.

Climatic conditions influence the appropriate thickness needed for the product to be effective. Establish whether you are trying to keep the heat in, out or both. Different types of ceiling insulation products are effective against daily temperature fluctuations as well as seasonal changes.

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TYPES OF CEILING INSULATION MATERIALS

 

When choosing the best ceiling insulation products in South Africa, there are a few main categories to choose from. Below is a list of the 6 most commonly used residential ceiling insulation products.

 

 

The Leading ceiling insulation products are Aerolite | Isotherm | Knauf | Granric. Every insulation product comes with an R-value. Which differs according to which thickness of insulation you require. The R-value of the product determines the products ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the more effective the material will be.

 

HOW MUCH CAN YOU SAVE BY INSTALLING CEILING INSULATION?

 

Ceiling insulation is excellent for resisting convected and conducted heat. The air pockets inside the insulation traps the heat. As a matter of fact, thermal resistance works the same way. It makes no difference which way the heat flows through it.

 

  • 45% on cooling and heating energy can be saved with ceiling insulation products
  • 20% additional cooling and heating energy with wall insulation
  • 5% on winter costs with the right floor insulation used on your home
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DESIGN TECHNIQUE AND CEILING INSULATION

 

Another important factor when it comes insulating your home or office in South Africa, is the design technique. Use thick curtains to block out morning and afternoon sun in summer. Otherwise, you could get a reverse effect, essentially creating an oven effect.

Moisture problems like condensation can be eliminated by installing reflective types of ceiling insulation. Furthermore, can help assist with waterproofing your home or office.

 

SOUND ABSORPTION

 

Ceiling insulation materials like cavitybatt have excellent sound absorption properties. Products with higher density perform the best and are excellent for soundproofing a room or office. It is best to get the installation done during construction if possible.

 

SOUTH AFRICAN BUILDING REGULATIONS

 

All new homes must be insulated according to the new building regulations. Furthermore, they must achieve a certain R-value in order to be compliant. Ceilings, floors and roofs have a small thermal resistance on their own. However, not enough to be compliant with the sans 10400-xa building laws. You will need to install a product with the right R-value for your climatic region.

Read more on the sans 10400-xa building laws.

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CEILING INSULATION PRICE JOHANNESBURG AND PRETORIA

 

Nowadays everyone is trying to save money at home. As a matter of fact, one of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of electricity is to have insulation installed.

“Get up to 40% savings on your heating and cooling bills monthly”

There are many factors that affect the overall cost of insulation in South Africa. Moreover, depending on the chosen brand, difficulty of the installation and overall size, the installation price in South Africa will vary.

There are a few different types of ceiling insulation products to choose from when determining the price per square meter in South Africa.

 

Consider things like:

  1. Price
  2. R-value
  3. Density
  4. Thickness
  5. Chemicals

 

The insulation price will be different for each product. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Cellulose is the cheapest of the products. It also contains the most chemicals.

Fibreglass like aerolite is well priced but itchy to work with.

Knauf is a high-quality earthwool and much less itchy than traditional fibreglass products and makes use of eco-friendly binders.

Isotherm thermal insulation is the more expensive of the products but is also the most eco-friendly and people-friendly product on the market. It’s 100% allergy-free.

 

DIY CEILING INSULATION PRICE PER ROLL

 

ISOTHERM CEILING INSULATION PRICE

 

Isotherm is made from recycled plastic bottles that would otherwise go to landfill sites and dumps. As a matter of fact, Brits have taken these plastic bottles and made a phenomenal green recycled insulation product. It has taken the South African market by storm. More homeowners are wanting to get non-allergic insulation installed in their roof.

The isotherm price in Johannesburg is slightly higher per square metre than fibreglass and cellulose. Generally, homeowners are willing to pay it to have an eco-friendly, non-allergic product installed.

Isotherm Price List 

 

KNAUF CEILING INSULATION COST

 

Knauf is made to the EUROCLASS specifications. Moreover, it is made in Germany and used in many countries around the world. Its an extremely high-quality earthwool insulation product.

The binders and resins in the product use ECOSE technology. Additionally, it is chemical and dye-free. Knauf has made a massive step forward in the fibreglass insulation industry trademarking the new technology.

Knauf Price List

 

AEROLITE CEILING INSULATION PRICE

 

Aerolite is made of 80% recycled glass. It saves more than 100X the energy consumed and CO2 emitted from manufacturing. Additionally, the growing energy crisis and cost has forced a need to conserve energy and reduce electricity usage. Aerolite helps you save by limiting heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

 

CELLULOSE CEILING INSULATION COST

 

Cellulose is made from recycled newspapers, usually post-consumer waste newsprint. Around 15% – 20% is a fire retardant such as boric acid, ammonium sulphate. It also has a settlement rate of up to 25%. Unfortunately, you can’t get cellulose pricing from us as we don’t install this product.

Source: Cellulose Insulation Problems

 

For more information on ceiling insulation prices in South Africa, give one of our branches a call. Get the price in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

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LEAVING GAPS IN INSULATION

 

When installing any type of ceiling insulation materials, you need to avoid leaving any gaps. Even the smallest gap in the insulation can decrease thermal performance. You need to install the material snugly between the beams. Additionally, you must not leave any gaps in the insulation once installed.

Furthermore, you need to seal joins and holes in the reflective insulation. Even tape it up if necessary. You can leak a large amount of heat. Through the ceilings, floors and walls. Insulate these areas properly. When installing a product, leave the right enough space around downlights and transformers. Overheating can cause a problem.

Wall insulation needs to fit snugly around the door and window frames. Additionally, in really cold locations you should have thermal breaks around metal frames to reduce heat loss. You should insulate the internal walls in your house as well. This will soundproof the room and give less echo.

 

CEILING INSULATION TIPS

 

Never compress bulk insulation! This reduces the products ability to insulate properly. This happens because the tiny air spaces within the product will trap the hot air. If it gets compressed, it has fewer air gaps to trap heat in. Sufficient space must be left to allow the insulation to uncompress. Compression does, however, increase the soundproofing properties of the product.

Vapour barriers such as sisalation or spunsulation can be used to keep the moisture off ceiling insulation materials. Moisture could cause a decrease in the products insulating performance. Use reflective insulation vapour barriers where condensation may occur.

Not to mention, do not install loose-fill insulation on a 25-degree slope or more. Due to it being loose and not in a roll for like aerolite or isotherm. It can’t maintain its thickness on angles.

Roll form insulation is the best route to take when insulating your home or office. Additionally, the product installed will keep its thickness constant and not reduce R-values in certain areas. Regardless of slopes and strong winds that can blow loose insulation around. Furthermore, loose-fill insulation will settle by up to 25 per cent. Over a period of time reducing its original thickness.

ROOF INSULATION PRICE LIST JOHANNESBURG / PRETORIA

 

The roof insulation prices in Johannesburg and Pretoria are determined mainly by the chosen insulation product. Another factor to take into consideration is the difficulty of the installation.

Difficult roofs will get a higher square metre price. There are many different options available to choose from when insulating your home or office.

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER INSTALLING INSULATION?

 

With Eskom’s load shedding issues, having SANS compliant insulation installed can reduce energy consumption at home by up to 40%.

This is a massive saving on your monthly electricity bills. Additionally, it will keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter without increasing your electricity bills.

ROOF INSULATION SOUTH AFRICA

 

Roof insulation South Africa has become a popular choice among homeowners when it comes time to heat up or cool down your home. Additionally, it saves massive amounts of money on heating up and cooling down your home. This will reflect on your monthly electricity bill.

There are few roof insulation products available to choose from when insulating your roof. Furthermore, consider you climatic zone and the recommended thickness before purchasing a product.

TYPES OF ROOF INSULATION

 

When considering insulation, product choice is often the hardest part. R-value and density play a huge role in the products ability to restrict heat flow.

There are 6 common types of roof insulation materials in South Africa.

 

  1. EARTHWOOL
  2. GLASS FIBRE
  3. POLYESTER
  4. CELLULOSE
  5. FOIL
  6. FOAM

WHAT IS ROOF INSULATION?

 

Insulation or thermal insulation refers to the method by which different materials are used singularly or combined and applied to a building structure to restrict the flow of heat in or out the building depending on natural conditions.

Insulation, as it relates to roofing, involves applying materials to the roof to enhance its thermal performance. These products are applied to the ceiling to decrease thermal conductivity through the ceiling.

HOW DOES INSULATION WORK?

 

To put it simply, roof insulation materials work by trapping air entering the building in small pockets or bubbles. When heat attempts to penetrate the material toward a cooler environment, it has to warm up all the millions of pockets in the insulation before it gets through into the house.

Reducing the rate at which heat is transferred. Not to mention, it makes your home more energy-efficient. The types of roof insulation material used could affect how well the product performs.

ROOF INSULATION JOHANNESBURG

 

Using professional installers with ensure that the product will be properly installed. Absolutely no gaps should be left during installation aside from the breathing space around the down lights.

 

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ROOF INSULATION PRETORIA

 

Our professional teams of installers cover the Pretoria area. Gaps in the installation will lead to a major decrease in thermal and acoustic insulation performance. Our teams are trusted by all major insulation manufacturers in SA.

 

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ROOF INSULATION PRICE LIST JOHANNESBURG / PRETORIA

 

The roof insulation prices in Johannesburg and Pretoria are determined mainly by the chosen insulation product. Another factor to take into consideration is the difficulty of the installation.

Difficult roofs will get a higher square metre price. There are many different options available to choose from when insulating your home or office.

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER INSTALLING ROOF INSULATION?

 

With Eskom’s load shedding issues, having SANS compliant insulation installed can reduce energy consumption at home by up to 40%.

This is a massive saving on your monthly electricity bills. Additionally, it will keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter without increasing your electricity bills.