Can I cover with insulation?
To prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a certain amount of space around halogen light fittings. The LED must be IC-4 rated. This requires the expertise of a professional.
If I have vents/ whirly birds in the ceiling or roof for ventilation, do the insulation installers cover those or are they left open?
They should be left open. At first it may seem odd to add insulation for warmth and then purposely allow cold air to enter the attic through vents, but this combination is the key to a durable and energy-efficient home. In the winter, allowing a ...
Is insulation safe?
Safe and secure insulation installation requires the expertise of trustworthy, well-qualified, and highly experienced professionals. Insulation must conform with fire safety standards.
Should insulation be compressed?
No. When you compress insulation, the overall R-value goes down because you have less thickness of insulation. So, you don't get the full R-value on the label but the insulation will work to a certain extent if you compress it.
What is the price difference between the various types of insulation material (e.g. rock wool, natural wool, polyester, polystyrene batts, etc)?
The main types of insulation are: Mineral fibres (rock wool and fibreglass), Cellulose, Polyester, Sheep’s Wool, Polystyrene foam boards, Reflective foils, Spray-on Foam and various combinations of the above types. Exact prices should be obtained ...
Does insulation stop condensation?
Although air barrier and vapor control layers can reduce the quantity and occurrence of condensation due to both mechanisms, the use of exterior insulation (even if that insulation is a vapor barrier and/or air barrier) can warm sensitive surfaces ...