There are many different types of insulation, some better than others. Fibreglass insulation used to be a popular choice, but for homeowners who value the environment and prefer eco-friendly insulation, it simply won’t do. People are no longer willing to sacrifice energy efficiency or safety.
An excellent alternative which is both beneficial to the earth and its inhabitants is cellulose fibre insulation. If you aren’t familiar with how cellulose insulation compares with other insulation types, here are three fast facts to help you make the right decision.
#1 Good for the Environment
Cellulose Fibre Insulation is a material made from 80% recycled paper. By recycling these types of materials, cellulose fibre insulation ensures that they don’t decompose in landfills where they can produce harmful greenhouse gases. What’s even better is that the manufacturing process is energy efficient and does not need any heat or water which reduces the carbon footprint further. Because Thermguard is manufactured locally, it also requires less transport and shipping.
#2 Safe for Your Home
Despite the fact that it’s made from newspaper, cellulose fibre insulation is treated with fire retardant, namely boric acid, which is safe to humans and pets. The boric acid treatment also makes cellulose insulation unattractive to rodents and insects and will prevent them from nesting in your roof and causing an infestation. With its B/B1/2 fire rating, cellulose fibre insulation can also help contain the spread of a fire.
#3 Reduces Electricity Consumption
Thermguard cellulose fibre insulation can prevent more than 90% of the heat generated inside your home during winter from escaping through the ceiling and can stop more than 85% of heat from entering your home through the ceiling during summer. This means that you’ll need less energy to cool and heat your home, thus reduced electricity bills through passive methods.
In case you don’t realise it yet, Thermguard is a green investment that will keep your home safe, eco-friendly and energy efficient year-round which is why you need it. The team here at Thermguard is professionally trained to install insulation according to industry regulations, producing excellent results for homeowners throughout South Africa. Give us a call for a free quotation today!