Where to insulate in your home for the best results

A fully insulated home is the most cost effective way to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home and save money on heating and cooling costs. The best time to insulate is at the time of construction.

Where to put insulation in your home

There are several locations where insulation is recommended to be installed in new homes including:

It is important to note that it is possible to insulate existing homes in the:

In some homes where ceiling insulation is already installed, topping up the insulation with a higher R-value may improve the efficiency of the heat loss or gain through the ceiling space.

When you are renovating is another opportunity where you may want to consider insulating the home. If the internal walls are being moved or replaced, remember to add SoundScreen acoustic insulation in the wall cavity before replacing the plasterboard. SoundScreen will help reduce the noise transfer between rooms as well as provide thermal benefits. If new external walls are being built, use this opportunity to add or upgrade the wall insulation. Wall insulation is the hardest insulation to add once the home is built so taking advantage during a renovation is ideal.

Finally, don’t forget that you can also insulate external buildings such as sheds or garages with Bradford Polyair.

Bradford also makes reflective foil insulation for roofs and walls. See our wall wraps and roof sarking ranges for more information.

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