Ceiling insulation is one of the most popular ways to reduce energy consumption, lower utility bills and improve the cooling and heating of a residential or commercial structure. In this article we will discuss the advantages of ceiling insulations.
The perfect time to install insulation in a residential or commercial project is during the building process.
Installing ceiling insulation in new construction or existing structures improves energy efficiency and increases property value by:
THE ADVANTAGES OF CEILING INSULATION
Reducing Heat Transfer
Insulation in the ceiling prevents direct sunlight from drastically increasing room temperature by reducing the rate at which the roof absorbs direct heat. The slower heat transference is markedly beneficial during the summer for keeping rooms cool and relieving the workload on an air conditioner.
During the winter, insulation in the ceiling reduces drafts and the number of times a furnace cycles, increasing the time a furnace lasts.
Insulation also reduces the chance of pipes freezing and bursting, potentially causing hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair fees.
An insulated ceiling prevents condensation and other moisture from accumulating on walls and ceilings. Non-insulated and poorly insulated areas facilitate the growth of harmful moulds. They can also compromise the integrity of the structure leading to wood rot and other instabilities to develop.
Insulation in the ceiling particularly extends roof life as it prevents moisture and condensation from developing on the underside of roofs, preventing wood rot and other potentially hazardous scenarios.
Improving Indoor Quality
Insulation in the ceiling blocks external pollutants. These pollutants, like dirt, radon, smoke and mould, diminish indoor air quality. Often, these pollutants penetrate a home through air gaps in improperly sealed or uninsulated spaces. Insulation prevents contaminants from entering readily available areas and producing mould, mildew or even diseases.
Insulating a ceiling improves energy usage, decreases pollution and decreases ecological grievances. The energy that insulation saves contributes to the continued health and longevity of a home or structure, and of course, the planet.
Assisting Heating and Cooling Systems
Heating and cooling systems in poorly insulated or uninsulated structures have a much harder time maintaining an even temperature year-round. Insulation assists these systems by reducing the amount of heat they contend with during the summer and encapsulating hot air during the winter. This improved efficiency leads to increased overall health, performance and longevity of an HVAC system, decreasing the rate at which repairs, maintenance and replacements occur.
Insulate a Ceiling Today
The value of insulation recoups the cost of installing many times over. Many long and short-term benefits come from correctly installed, modern and reliable insulation.
An insulated ceiling saves money in the long run by reducing energy bills, prolonging the effectiveness of HVAC systems and preventing catastrophic situations like frozen pipes or rampant mould contamination.
The perfect time to install insulation is during the building process or a remodel.
Different types of insulation, acoustic and thermal insulation, provide individualized benefits and pay for themselves long-term.
Our capable home insulation installers provide services to the entire Melbourne areas. If you require an insulation install service within these areas, we recommend you contact our local insulation installation company – Attic Insulation.
See our entire service area here
Call us at 03 8712 9826 for free quotation & more details.