Autex - Roof and Ceiling Insulation Batts (Victoria Only) - FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What type of insulation is best for ceilings?
A: Polyester Insulation is one of the best insulation products available for ceiling insulation batts in Australia. Whether it be Bradford Polymax, Autex Insulation or Value Poly Insulation, polyester insulation batts are easy to work with and very thermally effective.
Q: Is it worth insulating your ceiling?
A: The most effective form of home insulation is ceiling insulation, without it your home is not protected from the extremes of temperature. Installing ceiling insulation batts is the first step to keep your home cool in summer and warm in the winter and will help keep your utility bills low and your home more energy efficient.
Q: How often should you replace ceiling insulation?
A: Here are 3 reasons you do not have to replace Polyester Ceiling Insulation:
- 1. It’s 100% Hydrophobic so it will not be affected by moisture.
- 2. It’s rodent resistant so won’t be taken away by a furry thief
- 3. Polyester Insulation doesn't lose its loft or integrity over time and keeps its full thermal rating for life!
Q: What is the minimum R-value for ceiling insulation?
A: The Building Code of Australia 2012 specifies that ceiling insulation covers minimum R4.6 through to R5.1 in Melbourne and Sydney. In colder areas, R6.3 is the minimum. When you buy insulation we found the best practice is to get a higher than minimum R-rated ceiling batts to future-proof your insulation installation.
Q: How thick should my ceiling insulation be?
A: When it comes time to buy insulation for your ceiling, the thicker the better. Each product will measure differently, but the rule of thumb is that the thicker ceiling insulation is, the higher the thermal rating is, and the less energy you need to use to warm and cool your home.
Q: Is it better to insulate ceilings or walls?
A: The most effective form of home insulation is ceiling insulation, without it your home is not protected from the extremes of temperature. As you know, warm air rises, and we have found the best practice is to install ceiling insulation batts first and floor and wall insulation second.
Q: What is the best insulation for walls and ceilings?
A: During the last 20 years of installing and researching ceiling insulation the best product we have found is Polyester Insulation. Polyester Ceiling Insulation Batts are non allergenic, Hydrophobic and rodent resistant. They are made up of 80% Recycled materials and offer great thermal performance for a long lifetime.
Q: Why is a higher R-value needed in the ceilings?
A: As much as 45% of your home's heat will be lost via your ceiling as warm air rises. That's why it's very important to have high R-Value ceiling insulation installed in winter. Insulation is just as important to have in the summer too, when ceiling insulation batts are installed it creates a protective layer between you and the extreme heat in your roof space.
Q: Can you use wall insulation in the ceiling?
A: Yes, If your ceiling space is a little small, you can use multiple layers of Wall Insulation Batts instead. Polyester Insulation wall batts are available in a 90mm thick batt and may be the best insulation for your tight roof space.
Q: What are the differences between fibreglass and polyester insulation?
A: Fibreglass insulation uses glue to bond its fibres together. Polyester Insulation is heat bonded and does not use glue.
Heat bonded polyester insulation is:
- 1. Stronger and more durable than fibreglass
- 2. Free of chemicals that attract Rodents and Insects
- 3. Made up of 80% Recycled material
- 4. Non-allergenic
- 5. Does not cause itchy skin like glass fibres do
Q: What is the best form of roof insulation?
A: Polyester Insulation is one of the best products to consider when it comes time to buy insulation. Roof Insulation Batts made with 100% polyester are non-allergenic, do not cause itching when touched, are of a high recycled material content and offer great thermal performance for a long time.
Q: What is the difference between roof and ceiling insulation?
A: Usually when speaking about insulation for your home there is no difference between roof and ceiling insulation. Both terms often refer to the same type of product, typically ceiling insulation batts.
Q: What are the four types of insulation for roofs?
A: When looking at the best insulation for your roof there are a few options to consider. The four most Common types of insulation for roofs are:
- 1. Polyester Ceiling Insulation Batts
- 2. Fibreglass Ceiling Insulation Batts
- 3. Loose Fill/ Blown in Insulation (cellulose)
- 4. Reflective Insulation
Q: What insulation should I use in my ceiling?
A: Here are a few reasons why polyester ceiling insulation batts are the best insulation to use in your home:
- 1. It has a Long lifetime, typically no need to replace the insulation
- 2. It is non-allergenic and safe for the whole family
- 3. No itchy skin from glass fibres
- 4. Free of chemicals that attract Rodents and Insects
- 5. Made up of 80% Recycled material