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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.

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!

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!

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.

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.