What will happen if the insulation gets wet?
THERMGUARD is manufactured from recycled newsprint which is fairly absorbent. However small drip leaks will not harm the insulation or the ceiling as they will be absorbed by the insulation. The next day when the roof space heats up, the moisture will evaporate out of the product, thus THERMGUARD is known as the “breathing insulation”. Obviously roof leaks should be repaired. In the event of a major infusion of water, such as a burst geyser, the insulation will be damaged. This occurrence would be covered under normal household insurance and can be repaired by a THERMGUARD contractor whilst the geyser is being attended too.