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How Effective Is Your Existing Ceiling Insulation?

October 22nd, 2012 Posted by admin in - Ceiling Insulation

Brisbane building or roofing contractors apply a quality rating to the kind and amount of ceiling insulation that exists in a home. This is known as the R factor, and the higher it is, the more effective the ceiling insulation is. For instance, an R factor of R-2.5 is much better than an R-factor of R-1.0. This factor is determined based on what kind of material is being used as insulation, as well as its relative thickness.

There are two basic types of ceiling insulation: batts (usually available in glasswool or polyester) and roofing blanket (glasswool blanket bonded to foil). Batts can be retrofitted into most homes achieve very high R-ratings.

Roofing blanket is installed under metal sheets during construction. It also helps reduce condensation, with a metal roof a  combination of both roofy blanket  and batts is an ideal solution.

You should contact a local Brisbane roofing company or heating and cooling contractor once you have investigated your ceiling insulation to provide you with professional advice. They can offer you recommendations on how to achieve the best R factor possible. The higher the R factor, the lower your energy bills are bound to be. In the end, whatever you choose should make a noticeable difference in the heating and cooling of your home: your heating system will work more quickly, and your air conditioner will keep your home cooler longer.

If you have more questions on the type of ceiling insulation that is best suited for your Australian home, give us a call at 07 3249 1888.

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