Wall Insulation plays an important role in modern building construction, to improve the living conditions for inhabitants and reduce energy efficiency costs.
Wall insulation can be thermal or acoustic in nature and so the first step in choosing wall insulation is to know what you are trying to achieve.
Thermal wall insulation:
Exterior walls are the barrier between your comfortable living space and the outside world. Installing a high R-value thermal wall insulation in the exterior walls will reduce heat flow in and out of your home by up to 25%, making it easier and less costly to maintain a comfortable living environment inside.
Effective exterior wall insulation is normally a combination of a reflective foil barrier wrapped around the frame (wall wrap) and a bulk thermal insulation material installed between the studs. Popular products are:
- Pink Wall Insulation Batts
- Polyester Wall Insulation Batts
- Wall Wrap
Acoustic wall insulation:
With the increase in unwanted environmental noise, higher powered entertainment systems and modern open plan building design, acoustic wall insulation is now more essential than ever. If you’ve ever tried to sleep or work in a poorly insulated home you will know what this is like.
Acoustic wall insulation comprises of heavy density bulk insulation materials installed into walls to absorb and prevent sound waves passing through. The heavier density and thicker the product the better it will be at reducing noise transfer between spaces. Popular products are:
- Pink Batts
- Pink Sono Batts
- Pink Acoustitherm Batts
- Higgins High Density Polyester Batts
Acoustic wall insulation can be installed into external or internal walls, depending on the source of the unwanted noise to be controlled.
The effect of correctly installed wall insulation can make a dramatic difference to the comfort and living conditions of a home. However, installing any type of wall insulation is only cost effective and practical to do at time of construction or renovation, so we advise careful consideration at this time.
To get more information or advice on the best wall insulation for your project, contact a Higgins Insulation expert on 1300 130 233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org