Collection: Roof Insulation

Roof Insulation

Installing roof insulation under your metal roof helps reduce unwanted noise from heavy rain and other weather sources by up to two thirds.

Why You Should Install Roof Insulation Batts

Roof Insulation will help to decrease electricity bills as appliances such as heaters and air-conditioners will become more efficient as less heat will escape out of the building. With less heat escaping, this will reduce the reliance on heating and cooling systems, calling for less energy consumption, allowing residents to save money on heating bills.

Roof Insulation helps create a comfortable living environment. Therefore, it is critical to consider insulation and how it can assist in complying with the Building Council of Australia (BCA). Having a comfortable, well-insulated home with a high energy rating can also add to the value of the home.

How Do Know Which R-Value to Choose?

The R-value is a measure of the insulation batt's resistance to heat flow, also known as thermal resistance. The greater the R-value, the greater the resistance to heat transfer, and the greater the insulating effect and subsequent energy savings.

When it comes to choosing the right installation for your home, it is not the thickness of the product or the type of material that counts, but the R-value. New houses will usually be specified as having a mandatory R-Value installed in the ceilings and the walls. The basis for this is the requirement for all new homes to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards. The Insulation Depot recommends that you consider upgrading your wall insulation to at least one 'R-value' higher than the mandatory specifications on your report. 

Minimum R-value Recommended for Roof Insulation is as follows:

  • Roof Insulation - R1.3
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