best roof insulation

Are you wondering what is the best roof insulation for your home?

In Adelaide, over 50% of a household energy budget can be spent on heating and cooling the home. The cost of heating and cooling an uninsulated house will be much higher than in a home that is well insulated. Some insulation and building materials are better at maintaining a stable temperature inside the home than others. So what is the best insulation for your home?

Houses with no insulation can lose up to 35% of their heat through the roof in winter, and gain a similar amount of heat in the summer months. This can add up to a large proportion of energy bills being used unnecessarily for heating and cooling the surrounding environment, rather than the areas where people are living.

Ceiling insulation comes in a variety of forms, the most well known being batts and blow in insulation. So what is the best roof insulation for your ceiling?  Understanding the different forms of ceiling insulation is a good start in making a decision as to the best roof insulation for your home.

Different Types of Roof Insulation

Reflective insulation
This form of insulation is created by reflecting heat, either back into the house or away from it. They are double-sided, so work in summer or winter, and are generally useful for roofs and walls. Some of the options are metal-based, and therefore may be capable of conducting electricity, making DIY installation inadvisable. The reflectivity can be reduced over time by dust build-up on the reflective surface. They generally work best with sealed air gaps between the reflective surface and the roof or wall outer shell.

Bulk insulation
Bulk insulation can be used for ceilings, floors, and walls, and provides a physical barrier to heat transfer. Effectively they function in much the same way as a blanket, slowing the movement of warm air. In winter, these materials retain warm air inside the house, and in summer they prevent it from getting in. There are a large number of materials that are readily available for bulk insulation.

Cellulose insulation is a form of bulk insulation that is environmentally friendly and will last for years. It is sprayed or blown into the ceiling, conforming to your home and surrounding you and your family with a seamless insulation system. This is the best roof insulation, which is a form of bulk insulation that is environmentally friendly, quality, seamless and will last for years.

Cellulose insulation is the best solution for controlling the transfer of heat as it fills all cavities – no gaps means no transfer

Cool or Cosy offers the best roof insulation which is incredibly effective at reducing heat transfer through ceilings. This helps your indoor temperatures stay constant and more comfortable all year round – and reduces your reliance on cooling and heating appliances saving you money on high energy bills.

Cellulose insulation is mostly made from recycled paper, which is pulverised into small fibers.  It is treated with boric acid and borax, making it fire and pest resistant.  The environment impact is very low and it’s one of the most environmentally friendly insulation options on the market. 

Cellulose insulation is a safe option for your home. It is made of paper, but the chemical treatment provides it with permanent fire resistance and independent testing confirms it’s safe and cellulose is approved by all building codes.

The loose cellulose insulation is blown into roof cavities, creating a layer of insulated cover over the ceiling.  When installed correctly, there are very few air pockets left and therefore it is considered to be one of the most highly regarded methods of insulating a house and to be the best roof insulation available.

For the best roof insulation in Adelaide, get in touch with Cool or Cosy to find out how they can assist in keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Cool or Cosy supply quality lifetime guaranteed ceiling insulation.

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