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Types of insulation

Types of insulation

There are many different types of insulation on the market so how do you know which is the right product for your property? Here are the three products we recommend to give you a total insulation solution.

1: Insulate your walls with CosyWall blown Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI): CosyWall insulation is a light, mineral wool product which is used is to insulate the gap between the interior and exterior walls of your home. It is perfect for most houses in New Zealand and will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. CWI is much easier to install than other products as there is no need to remove the Gib board – it can be done in as little as three hours. Our professional installers will drill small holes in your wall, pump in the insulation so that it completely fills the cavity – unlike some blankets or batts, and then fill and paint the holes to match your existing walls. And we make sure everything is clean and tidy before we leave.

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

2: Use Jet Stream MAX blown roof insulation in your ceiling Jet Stream Max is water resistant, formaldehyde free, non-combustible, clean, durable and is specially manufactured for installation in roofs, attics and ceiling spaces. It forms a consistent white layer (similar to cotton wool) with no gaps or joins to let heat escape. Because it is blown into your ceiling cavity it can be used in hard to get to areas. It is ideal for insulating flat roofs, and can be installed from outside if necessary.

Visit www.roofinsulation.co.nz for more information on Jet Stream MAX insulation.

3: Insulate your floor with Warmafloor floor insulation blankets Warmafloor is a polyester insulation blanket designed to go between the floor joists on the underside of your floor to keep those chilly drafts out – especially if you have polished wooden floors. Benefits include easy installation – particularly in tight spaces – and once installed it won’t fall out, nor will there be any gaps so you will get better installed insulation R-values. Warmafloor underfloor insulation blanket is unaffected by humidity or water and does not promote corrosion in metal building components. It was one of the first systems of its type to be introduced to New Zealand and has accumulated over a decade’s worth of happy customers.

Visit www.floorinsulation.co.nz for more information on Warmafloor insulation.

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Green insulation

Green Insulation Solutions

Coming home to cold house can be the worst part of your day, and turning all your heaters on to full blast won’t help you, or the environment, if your house isn’t properly insulated using the latest innovation in green insulation solutions. And even if your walls and floor are insulated, up to 35% of the heat can escape through your walls. The best way to fix this problem is to insulate the gap (or cavity) between the interior and exterior walls of your home by using a product such as CosyWall Insulation. This is known as cavity wall insulation or CWI. CosyWall insulation is a light, mineral wool product which is blown into the gap where it completely fills the cavity – unlike some blankets or batts. It is perfect for most houses in New Zealand and will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. CWI is much easier to install than other products as there is no need to remove the Gib board – it can be done in as little as three hours. Our professional installers will drill small holes in your wall, pump in the insulation and then fill and paint the holes to match your existing walls – and we make sure everything is clean and tidy before we leave. The benefits of CWI don’t stop at lower heating bills and a more comfortable house, it can also reduce condensation to give you a drier house which is less likely to develop mould, plus it helps to reduce your carbon footprint. If you are looking for a green insulation solution then you will be pleased to hear that each bag of CosyWall insulation contains over 45 recycled glass bottles with up to 80% recycled glass content. Installing CosyWall insulation will give you a warmer, drier, greener house – and lower energy bills – so what are you waiting for?

Contact your local supplier here

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Injected Insulation and the benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation

What is Injected Insulation?

Having a good insulation solution is something that is often overlooked by homeowners, with many seemingly disregarding the extra savings and related benefits that having a full loft and wall injected insulation system can provide for them. Masses of heat is lost through the walls and lofts of homes every year, thanks to their poor insulation qualities, and this is something that really needs to change.

However the unfortunate thing about insulation is that there is always an upfront cost involved. No matter what the potential future benefits of the work, having the work done in the first place is often a barrier that many people simply aren’t willing to navigate past without some solid information under their belts.

With this in mind, we are going to look at some of the benefits associated with cavity wall injected insulation, providing as much information as possible as to why such a solution is ideal for any home that has a cavity.

Injected Insulation installed into cavity walls is most useful for homes that were built before 1990. Homes built during this time period had rather poor insulation qualities. For such properties, solutions like external wall insulation and internal wall insulation exist. However cavity wall insulation can only be installed in the homes that were built with an external wall that consisted of two smaller walls with a gap in between.

So what are the benefits of cavity wall insulation? Well, for starters…

Effective cavity wall insulation reduces energy bills

Statistics indicate that approximately 45% of the heat lost in a home escapes through the walls of the property, a number that can be massively reduced with the implementation of good cavity wall insulation. This is all energy that is being paid for and then not used by the homeowner, which of course means that energy bills soar to levels that they need not be reaching. Cavity wall insulation can help to reduce the heat loss dramatically, ensuring that less energy is needed to keep a home at a chosen temperature.

Cavity wall injected insulation can increase the value of a home

For many people, having insulation installed is a long term investment that can also indicate that a homeowner is fully committed to settling at their property. However, with the introduction of the Energy Performance Certificate, this is no longer the case. Having insulation installed allows you to instantly add value to your property by increasing the home’s rating substantially. This serves to make the property much more attractive to prospective buyers, in addition to reducing their own fears that they would have to spend time and money to have the work done themselves.

Your home becomes much more environmentally friendly

We have already covered how having insulation can help save a homeowner a ton of money. However that shouldn’t be the only reason to have it cavity insulation installed. The simple fact of the matter is that cavity wall insulation makes your home more energy efficient. In doing this it makes your home more environmentally friendly and allows the homeowner to reduce their own carbon footprint. We live in an age of increasing awareness when it comes to environmental issues, so anything that you can do to make your home greener should be seen as a positive.

Cavity wall insulation can reduce condensation

Of course, the primary concern when having cavity wall insulation installed is ensuring that you keep your home nice and warm. However that isn’t the only benefit that comes with having an effective insulation solution installed.

All homes generate moisture, simply due to the fact that there will often be occasions when warm air comes into contact with a cold surface, which in turn leads to condensation. This can cause mould and black spots in the home if it is not monitored and kept in check. Having cavity wall insulation installed can prevent this, as it allows the home to maintain a warmer temperature, reducing the amount of cold surfaces that water vapour can condense on.

Cavity wall insulation is extremely tidy

Another issue that many people have with insulation is the possibility of the insulation making a home seem unsightly. After all, loft insulation requires a lot of material being placed in the attic and even older versions of cavity wall insulation could leave a home with a number of unsightly holes across the outer surface. Newer techniques in cavity wall insulation have reduced this issue substantially however, with technologies like bead lances allowing for a single hole to be drilled and used install the cavity wall insulation. In addition to this, the insulation itself goes into gaps in the property’s walls, meaning it is never visible to the homeowner.

Cavity wall insulation is something that all homeowners should look into if it is relevant to their property. The benefits that can be provided are simply too numerous to justify not having the technology installed! Get a quote for CosyWall Insulation today!

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Blown Insulation Benefits

Blown Insulation Benefits

When it comes time to add to the insulation of your home, you have a number of choices as there is Batt Insulation, Spray Foam, but this post is about the benefits of blown insulation. If you choose blown insulation, you will experience the following benefits.

Blown Insulation is More Efficient

One of the benefits of blown insulation when compared to types like fiberglass batts, is that blown insulation is more efficient. Because loose-fill insulation is a monolithic layer of insulation without seams like are found in batts, studies have shown that loose-fill insulation performs up to 22% better than batts of the same R value.

Blown Insulation is Easy to Install

Another benefit of blown-in insulation is that it is very easy to install. It is also very fast. A professional can take care of blown-in insulation much more quickly than they can install other types of insulation. Usually two installers can do a house in a few hours – one feeding material into a blowing machine in the truck and the other in the attic spreading the insulation from the other end of the hose. Those two installers batting the attic would take much more time.

Blown-in Insulation is a Good Investment

Adding loose-fill insulation to your attic is one of the fastest paybacks of any home improvement project. The amount of money you save on energy costs will add up quickly over the next couple of years, more than paying for itself, and even bringing a return on your investment.

These are just a few of the many benefits of blown-in insulation. To learn more, contact Safe-R Insulation to get a free quote. Safe-R Insulation believes that excellence in every step of the process ensures timely completion and quality service, time after time after time.

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Blown Roof Insulation

Blown Roof Insulation

Blown roof insulation is an excellent alternative to using conventional batt and roll fiberglass insulation. It has similar properties as batt and roll, but the major difference is in the application.

Blown Roof Insulation Requires Special Equipment
Where Batt and Roll insulation is manufactured in various sizes, and can be easily cut and installed by a homeowner, blown roof insulation must be applied by a professional using a special machine. It is not recommended that you apply this type of insulation yourself, although it can be done.

Easily Applied in Hard-To-Reach Areas
The advantages of using a blown-in insulation are many, but above all is its ability to mould and fit into any space in your home, where batt and roll needs to be cut and shaped to fit in a myriad of different spaces and areas. Blown roof insulation can be added into non accessible ceiling spaces through small holes, eliminating the need to remove the entire wall and re-drywall.

Insulating Efficiency and Other Benefits
In terms of insulating efficiency, blown roof insulation is very similar to batt and roll. There is less likelihood of moisture seeping into blown-in insulation, and almost zero chance of rodents finding their way into the insulation, which is sometimes the case with batt and roll. Blown-in insulation is also inert, non-toxic and fireproof.

Cost Effectiveness Depends On Project Scope
While batt and roll insulation may be less expensive on average, the installation of blown-in is faster, and it can reach areas that are hard to or impossible to access with batt and roll. Taking into account the overall project cost of removing walls to install batt and roll, versus blowing in insulation and requiring minor drywall patching, it is certainly more economical to use blown-in insulation.

Contact the team at Safe R Insulation today!