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A roof without thermal insulation

That’s right – the roof over your head is in all likelihood the largest, hardest, most heat conducting and most exposed surface of the entire building, relentlessly absorbing the heat from the sun, hour after hour, and literally radiating this heat downward and into the ceiling area below. By 10am in the morning, the ceiling space may easily have overheated to over 40 degrees Celsius, and within another hour the entire un-insulated ceiling of the house is now warm to touch, from the inside. From there on the battle is as good as lost, and the mercury doggedly continues to rise. It isn’t difficult to understand that neither window shutters nor shady bushes can in any material way offset the glaring inefficiency of an un-insulated house.

As thermally in-efficient as it gets (or almost):

Single brick walls, tiled or metal roof. The inside walls lined with a thin cheap plasterboard. No shutters on the windows, no shade from trees, with unrestricted exposure to the sun in the warmest months of the year from morning to evening. And no heat insulation in the walls, ceiling or underneath the floor. Strange as it might sound, untold houses in Australia have been built to this standard, and no doubt many still remain in their original state. These houses typically become very hot in summer, and freezing cold in winter. Summer air-conditioners and winter wood or gas heaters serve only as a kind of partial relief, a sometimes futile attempt to maintain some level of indoor comfort. There are of course a number of ‘remedial options’ available to the home owner or tenant of the poorly designed home. Shutters on the outside of the windows can be a good start. Fly-screens on all the windows and leaving windows open on all sides of the house will at least permit any welcome breeze to pass through the house. Planting a row of shade trees where the glaring sun tends to rest during the afternoon.. All of these options will make some difference. But there’s still one big elephant in the room, and that’s the roof!

Pricewise Insulation - the Thermal Insulation Experts

Pricewise Insulation – the Thermal Insulation Experts The cheapest and most efficient way to reduce energy costs and to maintain desirable indoor temperatures at home, is to install thermal insulation – first and foremost in the ceiling, thereafter in the walls, and in some circumstances – underneath the floor.

Thermal Insulation Benefits

• Reduce reliance on heating and cooling systems
• Save money on your energy bills
• Improve your comfort at home
• Protect the environment and reduce greenhouse
• Reduce gas emissions by lowering your energy consumption
A well-insulated home is insulated using a combination of thermal insulation products. Pricewise Insulation can advise you which products are suited best for your particular project, and we can also offer a bulk order discount if you require a significant quantity for your project.

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