Home comfort is an essential part of life. The home is after all the place we spend most of our time in. With radical climate change, homes have become either too warm or unbearably cold in the Winter months. Many home owners lack the knowledge of proper insulation. A home that is suitably insulated is a home that will adapt to the radically changing weather patterns.
There are several options when it comes to insulating a home. Isothermal insulation is a common method used to insulate ceilings. Isotherm heating is commonly made from thermally bonded polyester. It is usually made from environmentally friendly recycled plastic bottles and suitably insulates the ceiling.
A popular lightweight, non-combustible and affordable method of insulation happens to be basting the ceiling in aerolite generally termed as pink aerolite in South Africa. This seems to be the way to go. This material is best described as a number of flexible blankets compressed in layers bonded with a thermosetting resin. It is self installed and very low maintenance. Research done by `Homes going Green’ has revealed that there is a growing trend in using this material to insulate homes. It is comfortable and easy to apply and contains the additional benefits of being environmentally friendly.
Research has shown that many Australian homes are being insulated using fiberglass usually manufactured through a process of melting glass and sand. It is said to have great cooling properties but also keeps temperatures stable during the Winters. Fiberglass is popular in Australia because it is easy to install and is also fire resistant in a place where fires are common. The downside to the fiberglass is that it may catalyse asthma in asthma sufferers and loses its durability when it becomes wet or damp conditions.
Another interesting way of insulation is known as natural wool insulation. This is also common in countries like Australia and New Zealand. Wool insulation is the farmer friendly alternative to fiber glass and is a combination of natural wool and polyester.
It has many advantages and unlike fiberglass that is affected by damp conditions , natural wool breathes during moist conditions and thus maintains its heating properties. Whilst it is cheaper and maintains its shape better, it is rather costlier than fiberglass installation.
There are various factors one should consider when choosing the preferred insulator.
Research insulation advantages and disadvantages from prospective experts and also do quality pricing comparisons. Location, type of climate and ceiling space influences the type of insulation required and of course one cannot but consider the health and environmental factors that may affect choice of an insulator. Do analyze and consider the above mentioned factors before installing a suitable insulator.