What is the Best Type of Insulation for a Home?

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What is the Best Type of Insulation for a Home?

Insulation today has improved in many ways since it was first conceived in the 20th century. The early adopters of insulation allowed us to understand where the product needed to be tightened up and refined—and that's exactly what we did. At Foilboard, we chose to create high quality foil based insulation that best protects any home in which it is installed.

Foil insulation, also known as reflective insulation, works by reflecting heat from one side of its surface back out. Unlike traditional thermal insulation materials, foil does not reduce heat conduction, but it simply and efficiently provides a surface for the heat to bounce off. This works great for keeping heat out of your home on a warm day, and even helps to keep heat inside on a cold day.

A well insulated home brings many benefits to its residents. The first and most obvious one is thermal efficiency. The main purpose of insulation is to help balance and maintain comfortable temperatures in a home, regardless of what the weather is doing outside. After all, nobody wants to be openly subjected to the constantly changing and sometimes extreme temperatures of our country. As a result of your home now mostly maintaining a pleasant temperature all year round, you might find yourself generating savings in the way of reduced heating and cooling bills. We tend to excessively use our heating and cooling when we don’t have sufficient insulation in the building. For some, the greatest benefit of insulation becomes the reduction in their impact on the planet. When we run our energy units less, we cease to take resources unnecessarily from mother nature.

What Types of Insulation are Available?

At Foilboard, we have designed three major types of insulation to fit into any home. These are Wall Insulation, Underfloor Insulation, and Cathedral Ceiling Insulation. Each of these insulation have their own strengths and some may fit a particular area of a home best, while others might be better suited to another.

Wall insulation is a staple in most Australian homes today. As many new homes go up, it is becoming a part of the construction process for more reasons than you may think. When insulation is installed during the building stages, it helps to speed up the entire construction process, by allowing internal trades to proceed without the need for brickwork and cladding to be completed.

Underfloor insulation is surprisingly effective. Have you ever been at home, and despite the having the heater on, had cold feet? This is because our floors tend to have little gaps through which heat escapes and cold air enters. Underfloor insulation closes these gaps and allows the retention of internal heat while keeping the cool away.

Finally, Cathedral Ceiling Insulation is ideal for those looking to insulate a new or existing cathedral ceiling. Cathedral ceilings are notoriously difficult to insulate due to their small cavity sizes, which is why we created the perfect solution. Our patented technology is fully endorsed by Australian standards and is produced in our local state-of-the-art facility.

Which Insulation is Right for Your Home?

At the end of the day, all three insulation types will serve your home well. As each home is unique in many ways, it is always best to take an assessment of the property to see which areas will benefit most from a specific insulation. If you decide to fit insulation in your floors, walls, and ceilings, you can rest assured that you are securing a comfortable space for you and your family; and that your investment will be returned to you in the form of reduced energy bills over time.

For more information on the types of insulation available to you, or the best insulation for your home, contact our team today on 1800 354 717. Each member of our team is fully trained to guide you toward the best solution for you and your family.

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