In most homes, one of the worst areas for energy loss is your roof. A home without insulation or insulation that is improperly installed means that up to 25% of heat is lost or gained depending upon the season. This means that in summer, hot air flows into your home, so your air conditioner has to work that much harder. In the winter heat flows, out through the roof causing your furnace and heating system to work overtime. The average home owner can count on much higher energy bills in this situation.
Even homes with insulation can have this problem if the insulation has not been correctly applied. If you want quality insulation for your roof in Canberra or the ACT call Alexander Watson Home Insulation. We use top-of-the-line equipment to help us identify the gaps in your home’s insulation. This allows us to target those areas better and give you a more comfortable lifestyle and a lower energy bill.
Why insulation for your roof is so important
Heat transfer works in three different ways: convection, conduction, and radiation. Convection is pretty straightforward. It means that warm air rises and cooler air falls. Conduction is when heat is transferred to another material (think of the handle of a pot on the stove that grows hotter as the pot heats up). Radiation has a more scientific feel to it. It allows heat to be transferred through space by thermal radiation. When you select insulation for your home, it’s important that you find the best material that helps control all three methods of heat transfer.
In Canberra insulation for your roof primarily protects against convection. As the heat rises in your house, particularly in winter, good quality insulation prevents that heat from escaping through the roof. Good insulation traps the air, which the ideal conductor, and dramatically reduces heat transference as well. In summer, it helps keep more radiant heat out of your home. In both cases, it makes your home more energy efficient.
Insulation you can depend on
At Alexander Watson home insulation, we want to find a solution that works best for you and your home. That means not just taking a particular product and plugging it to you. Our installers are all fully trained and know how to look for the best kind of insulation for your home. One way we do this is by using a thermal imaging camera. This helps us identify the areas of your home where it’s easier for heat to get out or in. We also use the check for gaps in our work. That means we won’t leave your home improperly insulated. After all, it only takes a 5% gap in a home’s installation to create as much as a 50% reduction in the efficiency of the material used to insulate a structure.
Our blow-in insulation is made from recycled paper, treated with top-quality fire and pest protections. We promise quality service and a reliable product you can count. When you want excellent insulation for your roof in the ACT or Canberra area contact us today.