Insulation Perth

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Insulation Installation

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The Extensive Guide on Insulation Perth

Are you aware that having proper insulation inside your home will reduce your energy bills? That same insulation will also help regulate your temperature. This means that you will not be freezing one minute and roasting the next!

We understand how you want to be comfortable inside your home all year long. It’s only human. This is why we know how important of a role we play for all your insulation Perth needs. Whether you need your insulation simply installed or you need it removed and then a new insulation installed, we are the company for you!

Due to the ongoing demand of insulation services Perth we have seen with Roof Repairs Perth WA, we felt that we simply needed to open the doors for RCIP. This will ensure even better service for you when it comes to all your insulation Perth needs.

What is Insulation?

As a business, we like to make sure you know everything you can about your home and the items that are inside. While we are sure that you are somewhat aware of what insulation is – we want to give you a little background on it. Insulation is a material that is installed to prevent heat from being transferred from one section to another. It also helps decrease sound transfer.

The types of insulation are slightly different, but they all basically provide the same result. The materials used for insulation are usually full of tiny air pockets. Those small pockets of air are perfect insulators. In fact, it is those air pockets that create the higher thermal resistance in insulation.

All insulation Perth has something that’s called R values. Your R value determines how well your home will be insulated from the outside air. The higher the R value of your insulation, the better the results.

What Does Insulation Do for Your Home?

As mentioned above, insulation will control the temperature inside your home. It will also control the sound between floors and rooms. Thermal insulation Perth is used within ceilings and walls to keep the heat either in or out of your home. On those warmer days of the year, the thermal insulation will prevent the hot air from outside from coming in. It will also keep the cooler air inside your home.

Of course, on cooler days, you will want the heat to stay inside your home. The insulation Perth will then prevent the colder air from invading your home.

Certain rooms in a home normally require acoustic insulation. Those rooms include home theaters, game rooms, and music rooms. You may even need extra acoustic insulation from all the external noise around your home. This is normal for those homeowners who live near an airport, industrial park, train tracks, and busy roads.

When it comes to sound control, you may need to use acoustic insulation. However, some types of insulation will provide temperature and acoustic control. We can help you find the insulation that will fit all your needs.

As we mentioned above, some insulation can provide sound and temperature control. However, most insulation works better for one than the other. Therefore, you must know what results you want and need before purchasing your insulation for installation. We will work with you to make sure the insulation we install in your home have the results you desire.

Types of Insulation to Consider

There are a few different types of insulation Perth to consider for your home. Let’s delve into those types of insulation.

  • Insulation Batts – Insulation batts are usually made from glasswool or rockwool. Each batt is a fluffy panel that is light. The batt is slid into the framing of your home. This framing can be located within the walls or the ceiling. The fibrous materials within the batting trap small pockets of air. Those tiny pockets are so small they can’t be seen. But if you could see them, they would be within the fibers themselves.
  • Blown in Cellulose – Blown in cellulose is a loose product that is blown into enclosed walls and attic space. The material for this insulation is either paper or wooden based. This insulation is clumpy, thick, and quite dense. The best part about using blown in insulation is that the materials conform around any item that is within the area. This includes wires and ductwork. Choosing this method is practical, as long as the walls and ceilings are in place in your home.
  • Polyurethane Foam – Polyurethane foam is basically a foam once it is installed. This insulation is sprayed into place. Chemicals are mixed together to create cellular plastic. A barrier is formed where this insulation is sprayed. This ensures unwanted air and heat cannot get through seams, joints, and cracks.
  • Polyester Batting – Polyester batting is slightly different than insulation batts made from rockwool or glasswool. This type of insulation is made completely from polyester. There are no fiberglass fillers. This ensures you will never have respiratory problems, itchy skin, or red eyes after installation.
  • Reflective Foil – Reflective foil is insulation made from aluminum foil or aluminized polyester. This insulation is commonly used in angled, or pitched, roofs, as well as walls that are not ventilated. Reflective foil must be kept clean to work effectively. You must also have a layer of still air installed with this insulation. This will ensure you have the higher amount of insulation you need. This thin material works well with keeping buildings cooler in warm climates. It is also waterproof.

5 Reasons to Remove Insulation Perth

There are quite a few reasons why you must have the insulation in your home removed. One or two reasons will be due to something you want to do with your home, while the others will be for health or safety.

  1. Damaged Ceilings

If you have ceiling damage, you must have your insulation removed. This will make it much easier to repair the damage.

  1. Modifying Your Home

Any changes you want to make to your home may require you to tear out walls and the insulation within them. It may also be necessary to remove insulation if you want to add another floor to your existing home.

  1. Mould Growth

When insulation gets wet or damp, mould can grow. All mould, whether a little or a lot, can cause major health issues. If your insulation is mouldy, you may find that you have fainting spells or breathing issues. Many people are not aware of their mouldy insulation, even with certain health issues. It should be the first thing you consider –  if you are struggling with new health concerns.

  1. Allergies

Insulation materials can cause a whole list of allergies in some people. If you have itchy skin, red eyes, or trouble breathing, it could be caused by your insulation. Switching the type of insulation in your ceiling and walls can make a huge difference.

  1. Rodent Infestation

Rodent issues can cause problems with existing insulation. Anything the rodents excrete will pile up on the insulation. Those excretions, as well as other things, can cause major health concerns for you and your family. From a safety standpoint, those rodents will continue to return until you remove their new home. Rodents can be dangerous, so the faster you remove them from your home, the better.

You can also experience health issues if you have older insulation in your home. If you have fiberglass or rigid cellulose board, you must consider having them removed. This will ensure you will not suffer the health risks that are common with those insulation materials.

How We Remove Insulation Perth

Removing insulation is not a job we do as often as installation. However, it does come up on occasion for all the reasons listed above.

We begin by carefully removing the insulation from your home. The steps we take will be dependent on what type of insulation you currently have. Some insulation is easier to remove than others. Some insulation is quite messy too. Don’t worry, we have specific steps in place to keep the mess to a minimum throughout your home.

Once we have all the insulation removed from your home, we carefully clean up any insulation residue. This could be small pieces that fell off during the process or particles that floated off during the removal. We ensure all the insulation is cleaned up before we continue with the next step.

Insulation Installation Process

Before we begin the insulation installation process in your home, we will work with you to determine which type of insulation should be installed. The quality of the air in your home is important. So is reducing the amount of energy you use each much.

We keep all that in mind as we share the best insulation options with you. Other items we consider include the size of your home, the age of your building, and the weather where you live.

We never recommend insulation products that we know will not work for your needs. We also will not allow you to talk us into using a type of insulation we know is not the best option for you.

However, we will listen when you tell us you need soundproofing in certain areas of your home. This will change the insulation we think you need and is important information for us to know before we decide which options are best for you.

6 FAQs You Must Know About Insulation

There are so many things that you think you must know when it comes to insulation for your home. You can easily forget most of them though. Therefore, we are sharing the FAQs that you must know about insulation before you get started.

  1. What does the R-value mean for insulation?

The R-value of insulation is also referred to as thermal resistance. We almost always recommend high R-values, because they offer so much more insulation power. The best part about R-values is each type of insulation with the same R-value will have the same insulation power. Therefore, you will not need to change your R-value every time you consider a new insulation material.

  1. How much insulation should my house have?

The amount of insulation your house should have is dependent on where you live. Insulation Perth should be a minimum R-value of 4.1 for ceilings and 2.8 for walls. These R-values can change over time though. We keep up to date with those changes and will always make sure you are meeting at least the new minimum when it comes to your new insulation.

  1. What should be included in the insulation estimate and contract?

When an insulation business gives you an estimate or contract to sign, there should be specific items included. Here at RCIP, we include the type of insulation, the exact R-values, where the insulation will be placed, the specifications for the job, and the exact cost. We also include the warranty information in writing. All this information ensures you know exactly what you are getting with your new insulation.

  1. Can new insulation be installed over old insulation?

As long as your old insulation is in excellent condition, the new insulation can be installed on top. If there is any mold, damage, or any other issues, the older insulation would need to be removed first.

  1. Which areas should I insulate in my home?

Most people think of walls and attics when they consider insulating their homes. However, did you know you should also insulate any unheated spaces, cathedral ceilings, floors located over unheated areas or crawl spaces, and basement walls? This insulation will help regulate the temperature in all these rooms, while also offering some necessary soundproofing.

  1. Is a home energy assessment necessary?

If you are unsure what type of insulation your home has or your energy bills are skyrocketing, we recommend a home energy assessment. This will allow us to discover any missing insulation, locate drafts, and even measure the ventilation throughout your home. We can then make necessary recommendations according to what we discover.

Please know that RCIP will be here for you when it comes to the insulation inside your home. We have years of experience with removing and installing new insulation. Therefore, if you have any questions about yours, even if it just for your peace of mind, please feel free to give us a call and let us check it out.

Insulation Installation

In need of an Insulation Installation? Click below for more information and next steps.

Insulation Removal Perth

Need to Remove your Insulation? Click below for more information on our services.

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