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Acoustic Insulation Benefits for cavity walls

Acoustic Insulation Benefits

As much as 35% of your homes heat can be lost through the walls therefore insulating your walls represents one of the best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home to save money and also get the acoustic insulation benefits.

In most New Zealand houses there is a gap between your interior walls and external cladding. This gap or cavity can be filled with insulating material to stop the heat conducting through the walls to the outside air. In short, this can save a lot of energy and money. By filling this cavity you also gain the acoustic benefits. This helps to reduce noise from external sources including cars, planes or even just noisey neighbours.

Cavity wall insulation (cwi) is installed by professionals usually from the outside by drilling small holes in the wall and injecting loose insulating particles which settle to fill the cavity in your wall. Once complete, the drilled holes are filled again with minimal change to the aesthetics of the wall. A three-bedroom, semi detached home can be insulated in less than three hours by a trained installer. It’s quick, clean and doesn’t affect the structure or look of your house. Acoustic insulation can also be installed to internal walls to reduce noise between rooms.

The same acoustic insulation benefits can be gained by insulated mid floor cavities. This helps to reduce noise transfer between floors. This type of acoustic insulation is most effective with low to mid frequency noise such as voices or televisions. When undertaking this type of installation it is imperative to consider all factors. This will include the timber framing and layout, any recessed lighting and the flooring substrate.

Contact our team today to speak to an acoustic insulation expert. Safe-R Insulation will have you sleeping silently in no time!

A look at Cavity Wall Insulation

CosyWall Insulation, like most cavity wall insulation products is often recommended as an ideal way to conserve energy and lower your monthly bills. If your trying to decide if CosyWall is right for you, take a look at some of the benefits below.

There are many advantages that come with having cavity wall insulation installed in the home. If you get it done professionally the drywall won’t need to be torn out and batting won’t need to be installed. They will simply drill holes in the outside of your wall and pump the insulation through there. It’s a simple, fast and effective way of insulating the walls and it leaves behind minimal mess. A good contractor will also ensure they tidy up before they leave.

The main benefit of cavity wall insulation of course, is the fact it lowers your energy bills. The amount you will actually save will depend upon your property. The average home loses around a third of its heat through the walls. Insulating them can really help to keep the heat inside the home, reducing the amount of heat needed to warm it up. Not only do you get great cost saving benefits, but the home also feels warmer. This means you will be living in a much more comfortable environment.

Coming home after a long day at work to a cold house can be a little dreadful!

Another advantage to cavity wall insulation is the fact it can reduce condensation. If you currently have problems with mould, having insulation installed could help to eliminate the problem, helping to create a healthier environment.

If you’d like to know more about CosyWall Insulation talk to one of our resellers today!

Insulation NZ – Different Types

When if comes to insulating your home – there are lots of different products to choose from in Insulation NZ. There are also a lot of risks to choosing the right products. Lets take a look at some of these products below. We recommend the following products for a total insulation solution.

Insulate your walls with CosyWall blown cavity wall insulation nz (cwi):

CosyWall Insulation is a cavity wall insulation product great for your external or exterior walls. The light mineral wool material is blown into your wall cavity and completely fills the gap unlike some blankets or batts. It’s perfect for most New Zealand homes and can make a huge different to your homes ability to retain it’s heat in the winter, and keep it cool in the summer.

There are many advantages that come with having cavity wall insulation installed in the home. If you get it done professionally the drywall won’t need to be torn out and batting won’t need to be installed. They will simply drill holes in the outside of your wall and pump the insulation through there. It’s a simple, fast and effective way of insulating the walls and it leaves behind minimal mess. A good contractor will also ensure they tidy up before they leave.

Visit www.wallinsulation.co.nz for more information on CosyWall Insulation.

Blown Jet Stream Max Ceiling Insulation

Jet Stream Max has no added formaldehyde, is non-combustible, clean, durable and is used for insulation NZ roof attics.

It is particularly effective spray insulation for insulating tight roof cavities, or insulating hard to reach attic spaces. Premier Insulation quality Jet Stream Max insulation forms a consistent white layer similar to cotton wool in accessible roof attics. It eliminates energy wasting gaps, joints or vented cavities between the insulation and lining common with blanket or batting.

Visit www.roofinsulation.co.nz for more information on Jet Stream Max Insulation.

Warmafloor Floor Insulation Blankets

Warmafloor insulation is a polyester fibre underfloor insulation blanket manufactured specifically for placing between floor joists, against the underside of the floor. This floor insulation blanket has superior strength in both directions compared to some other typical polyester floor insulation blankets or batting.

The insulation rolls are uniquely sized to facilitate handling in confined sub-floor spaces and can be torn readily to suit joist length providing great installed insulation R-values.

Visit www.floorinsulation.co.nz for more information on Warmafloor underfloor Insulation.

Wall Insulation can reduce your homes heat loss by up to 35%

Cosywall is a cavity wall insulation (CWI) product that’s quick, simple and mess free to install. Cavity wall insulation is one of the most effective energy saving measures most people can carry out on their homes. Apart from saving money on your monthly energy bill, you’ll also be helping reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

External walls account for up to 35% of heat less from the average house. With an uninsulated cavity, heat can easily escape meaning it requires more energy to maintain a comfortable temperature.

A cavity filled with insulation can help reduces this heat loss, making the house warmer and reduce or in some cases remove the need to use heaters and fireplaces to heat your premises.

There is no reason why you can’t benefit from a warmer & cheaper to heat home! Contact a CosyWall Installer today to find out how.

Why choose Jet Stream Max Roof Insulation

Quite simply Jet Stream Max ceiling insulation works to keep the outside temperature out and the inside temperature in! Think of it like a lid on a chilly bin or vaccuum flask, if you put hot food in it stays warm and if you put cold food in it stays cold. It works to stop/slow temperature transfer. The better the insulation grade or type of insulation product you use the less temperature transfer there is, so the better the insulation works. Inadequate ceiling insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes.

Correctly designed & fitted insulation:

1. Saves money and our nation’s limited energy resources
2. Makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house,
3. Ceilings warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Poorly insulated homes are usually cold & damp, with occupants crowded over a heater in one area to keep warm. Homes insulated with the full proven systems like Jet Stream Max use similar amounts of energy to keep your whole home at a healthy, comfortable temperature.

Jet Stream Max premium high performance roof insulation

Jet Stream Max is one of the best insulation products available allowing you to keep the outside temperature our and the inside temperature in!

The total installed thermal roofing insulation effectiveness of Jet Stream Max® is superior to batting or blanket, as it covers the full ceiling – without joints, gaps, thermal bridging, or vented cavities commonly found between linings and batting or blanket insulation. It provides premier insulation values. Batting insulation or blanket materials need at least two layers to achieve the same installed thermal effectiveness of Jet Stream Max insulation.

Old insulation removal may be necessary before new Jet Stream Max insulation is installed eg insulfluf removal. Talk to us today about installing Jet Stream Max insulation into your roof or attic.

Roof insulation can reduce your homes energy bill!

I bet you didn’t know that over 30% of your homes heating cost could be attributed to the fact your room may not be insulated? The same can be said about over 30% of your comes cooling costs!

Well once you know its quite obvious. Warm air, without something blocking it and left to its own devices, will tend to raise upwards. Whereas colder air will tend to drop. Pretty obvious so far.

Now think how this simple physics interacts with a roof or ceiling without insulation. If your heating a room, that heated air will tend to ‘sit’ against the ceiling – warming the ceiling. So if it is not insulted that warmth gets transfered into the roof space and outside your house! Also the loss of the heat results in the cooler air ‘dropping’ in the room, so you end up with a thermal cycling of the warm air to the ceiling until all the available warmth is lost.. This is very expensive.

A similar thing happens when you try to cool a room but in reverse. During a hot day the roof space gets very hot, and given its a roof with no real holes in it you get a ‘stack’ of hot air sitting in your roof space heating up everything it touches; including the ceiling. So then the ceiling starts to get warm and in turn heats the air against it… Now where are most fixed aircons in homes?.. Yes, right up high on the wall, so they are then trying to cool down already warmer than normal air… Its actually worse than this, as the temperature guage in the aircon unit is constantly measuring the temperature at its on the wall location and not that at floor level, so it will try to ‘over cool’ when it does not need to….

Put both of these together and you will find 40% of both your heating and cooling costs are going out of the roof!

Talk to one of our friendly Jet Stream Max Insulation resellers to find out how you can have your roof insulated!

Roof insulation is completely safe for the family

Glasswool and Mineral Wool are the only non – combustible insulation and can act as a fire barrier. For recessed lights we specify XLP protectors around every light. Jet Stream Max is a non combustible material and is fire retardant.

Jet Stream Max mineral wool insulation will not exceed the Gib 2010 Guide maximum weight until R10, so is suitable for most gib board or plaster ceilings. The most critical factor for safe, long-term performance is a correct installation system. Jet Stream Max is a proven performer since 1995.

Jet Stream Max insulation is extremely durable and has a life expectancy of over 50 years!

How is Warmafloor Insulation Installed?

Warmafloor insulation is installed hard against the floor to prevent vented cavities that can halve the Total installed R-value. Warmafloor underfloor insulation is supported by stapling, so it remains in contact with the floor. Warmafloor is cut over width for the cavity to prevent edge or joint gaps, and has moisture absorption <1%. Under floor insulation blankets that absorb moisture (eg wool insulation) should not be used in damp sub floor cavities. Warmafloor has a 50-year durability and 10-year installation guarantee. Talk to one of our friendly resellers today and find out if Warmafloor is right for your property!

Safe R Insulation Christchurch – Warmafloor Advice

Safe R Insulation Christchurch – Warmafloor Advice

Quite simply floor insulation works to keep the outside temperature out and the inside temperature in says Safe R Insulation Christchurch. Think of it like a chilly bin or vacuum flask, if you put hot food in it stays warm and if you put cold food in it stays cold. Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Correctly designed & fitted insulation:

1. Saves money and our nation’s limited energy resources
2. Makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house, and
3. Floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Poorly insulated homes are usually cold & damp in bed and service rooms, with occupants crowded over a heater in one area to keep warm, and Safe R Insulation Christchurch can help with solutions and advice.

The underfloor insulation must cover all accessible parts of the floor below the habitable spaces of the dwelling, except where clearances are required – e.g. for pipework. The insulation must be in reasonable condition – damage such as rips, tears, or salt or dust deposits on the shiny face of foil insulation degrades the performance of foil insulation.

It is common to find damage to underfloor foil insulation. Where existing insulation is damaged, degraded, missing or incomplete, new non-electrically conductive underfloor insulation must be installed with an R-value of at least R 1.3 from 1 July 2016.

Homes insulated with the full proven systems use similar amounts of energy to keep your whole home at a healthy, comfortable temperature. And there’s no more waking up to a cold floor. The Warmafloor insulation system is a great investment for your home.

If you’d like to know more about Warmafloor Floor Christchurch Insulation talk to one of our resellers today!