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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!

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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!

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.