Roof Insulation

If you’re replacing your roof, now’s the time to consider the advantages (in addition to reducing energy costs) of installing Roof Blanket Insulation to that new roof…..Why?…please read on.

Roof insulation is an important consideration because condensation occurs (winter and summer) when there is a temperature difference between two adjacent air masses, such as when warm moist air in your homes roof space meets the roof sheeting in contact with the colder outside air.

This is where dew point is quickly reached and condensation occurs, to avoid this a vapour barrier using a roof blanket or sarking should be used to prevent moisture from forming on the underside of your roof sheeting.

The Roof Blanket Insulation is installed over the top of the existing timber (or steel) roof framing of your home so that it is in direct contact with the underside of your new roof sheets.

Roof insulation, as opposed to ceiling insulation, can only be installed when the roof is being installed. Ceiling insulation can be retro-fitted at anytime.

Roof Blanket Insulation also acts as an acoustic barrier to reduce the noise (drumming effect) of hea

If you’re replacing your roof, now’s the time to consider the advantages (in addition to reducing energy costs) of installing Roof Blanket Insulation to that new roof…..Why?…please read on.

Roof insulation is an important consideration because condensation occurs (winter and summer) when there is a temperature difference between two adjacent air masses, such as when warm moist air in your homes roof space meets the roof sheeting in contact with the colder outside air.

This is where dew point is quickly reached and condensation occurs, to avoid this a vapour barrier using a roof blanket or sarking should be used to prevent moisture from forming on the underside of your roof sheeting.

The Roof Blanket Insulation is installed over the top of the existing timber (or steel) roof framing of your home so that it is in direct contact with the underside of your new roof sheets.

Roof insulation, as opposed to ceiling insulation, can only be installed when the roof is being installed. Ceiling insulation can be retro-fitted at anytime.

Roof Blanket Insulation also acts as an acoustic barrier to reduce the noise (drumming effect) of

rainfall and other outside influences such as aeroplane and traffic noise.

Ceiling Insulation.

Installing ceiling insulation is not the answer in arresting condensation because ceiling insulation relies on air pockets trapped within the insulation to reduce the transfer of the suns radiant heat, so without a vapour barrier (either roof blanket or sarking) between the underside of the roof sheets and your ceiling, the condensation from the roof sheets falls in to the ceiling insulation where it reduces the efficiency of ceiling insulation because the “air” pockets now contain pockets of moisture rather than air.

The installation of ceiling insulation can resist the transfer of the suns radiant heat from the roof void to the living areas, this is especially so if the home is, or will be air conditioned, as it will reduce the operating costs of the air conditioning.