Ceiling Insulation Perth is necessary due to the extreme temperatures that Western Australia experiences. From the peak of Summer when temperatures exceed 40 degrees regularly, to the coldness of Winter when the cool nights can get close to 0 degrees, ceiling insulation is a necessity. At Insulation Masters, we specialise in providing your home year round protection with ceiling insulation.
There are various ceiling insulation products that are available in Perth and Western Australia. Every insulation product is measured through a standardised test of its effectiveness; which is called an R Value. The ceiling insulation Perth building code requirement is that every new home has a minimum R4.1 insulation installed. These are generally 200mm thick, with slight differences between products. Higher rated insulation products are available, and at Insulation Masters we recommend a R5 rated insulation batt with sufficient ventilation. This is normally achieved through the installation of whirlybirds, with a recommended 1 per 50 square metre of roof space.
A range of different products are available for ceiling insulation Perth. Over 90% of what is installed in Australia is fibreglass batts. The recycled glass product has the advantage of being fire and mould resistant, coupled with a long life span. Other products such as wool can attract rodents and beetles, whilst becoming difficult should it ever get wet. The older blow in insulation are seldom installed due to their toxic nature (containing products like formaldehyde, boric acid, borax and lead) and their ineffectiveness after 5 years.
In Australia, there is three main providers of ceiling insulation. Bradford Gold batts (manufactured by CSR), Knauff Earthwool and Fletchers Pink Batts. With ceiling insulation Perth, we recommend the Bradford Gold Batts due to their 70 Year Warranty and being the only product approved by the Asthma Foundation. R4.1 ceiling insulation is generally priced at between $8 - $12 per square metre supplied and installed, whilst the R5 ceiling insulation can be between $12 - $17 per square metre.
At Insulation Masters, we recommend all ceiling insulation be installed by one of our qualified contractors. We ensure that every area is insulated, taking the care to cut around down lights to ensure that there is no point of contact between LED lights so there is no fire risk. The old down light covers are now irrelevant due to issues pertaining to heat build-up and fires in ineffective ceiling insulation covers.
When choosing ceiling insulation Perth, it’s important to remember all the aforementioned points. What R value are you trying to achieve with your ceiling insulation, how can you ventilate to make insulation more effective. This is important in Summer in Perth when heat in the roof space can get close to 55-60 degrees. If your ceiling insulation is inadequate, this heat radiates downwards into your living area. Whirlybirds prevent heat build-up allowing the hot air to escape, whilst a high R value ceiling insulation protects the living area from heat transference.
At Insulation Masters, we specialise in all Ceiling Insulation Perth. We can service most ceiling insulation job within 7-10 business days, with the average job taking between 4-6 hours. Should you require a quote, we can quote ceiling insulation using Near Maps and Google Earth. This provides you with an instant quote. We also have no interest finance available.