Amongst the array of materials available on the market for the purpose of insulation, foil insulation is still one of the most popular. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that it is economical and efficient. Basically, a foil insulation panel works to reduce the heat transfer effect that occurs during thermal radiation. The reflective surface acts as a barrier to reflect the heat from one side of the panel, preventing it from transferring to the other side. Therefore, the amount of heat that travels through the insulation by conduction is greatly reduced. If you are planning on making use of foil insulation and would like to install it yourself, here are a few tips that will help you along the way.
Make sure you are equipped with the right tools beforehand
When installing foil insulation, there are a few key tools you will require. These vary mildly, depending on whether you are installing underfloor insulation, ceiling insulation, or wall insulation. Essentially, you will require a staple gun and a pair of scissors in each scenario.
Select your time of day wisely
When it comes to selecting a time to install, it really depends on the conditions of the day. During winter, it doesn’t make a huge difference what point of the day you select for install. In summer however, it is highly recommended that you execute the install early morning, especially if working in the ceiling, as heat begins to build up as the day goes on, and working conditions can be a bit more tiresome.
If unsure, speak to the experts
Here at Foilboard, we are experienced in all things insulation. If at any point during the purchase on install process you feel uncertain, we are always available to lend advice or a helping hand. Feel free to contact us on 1800 354 717.