Loose Fill Insulation
Sometimes traditional forms of insulation are too difficult, impractical or unsafe to install into ceiling cavities. The solution is often to use a blow-in or loose fill insulation product. We have loose fill insulation blowing machines which pump in glass wool insulation through a hose. It allows loose fill insulation to be put into areas which would normally be deemed inaccessible. Loose fill insulation is a compromise from the other bulk type insulation products. It’s definitely better than having no insulation but because the fibres are not bonded in the same way it will likely settle to a lower thickness which will reduce the thermal properties. It is also susceptible to move around with roof drafts.
Panel type ceiling construction is very popular in bungalows around Auckland. Because of the way the panels are laid it is quite often a very dangerous task moving across them to fit insulation. The fragile nature and age of these ceilings can also pose a high risk of damage which is obviously costly to fix. The answer? Loose fill or blow-in insulation product in through a hose which means an installer can work from a safe distance.
Many houses around Auckland are built with low pitch rooflines. Whilst a person can crawl through the centre of these ceilings it can be extremely difficult if not impossible to get standard types of insulation out to the edges to ensure a complete thermal envelope. It is important to remember that insulation cannot be installed touching some downlights due to fire risk, or the roof as it wicks moisture away causing long term damage. Blowing in insulation allows for the installer to put insulation right out to the edges and lay the insulation as thick as possible without touching the roofline.
Loosefill insulation can conform to any space without disturbing structures or finishes, so is good for adding insulation to existing finished areas, irregularly shaped areas and around obstructions.
Our knowledge of loose fill insulation and the materials available stems from extensive and continued market research and from years of installing the materials that we sell. To get the best result you need the right advice on the correct product for your home and the best way to install it.
We have installed insulation into over 15,000 houses. That’s the experience you need.
We offer the convenience of a full installation service, full assessment service, including our RentFit Healthy Home report, phone and online ordering as well as a prompt delivery service, we also have a warehouse where products can be viewed, demonstrated and purchased. We know existing and older houses, we know what works and we are happy to share our knowledge!
As with all our products and services, when it comes to loose fill insulation, where possible, we aim to sell NZ made products, and ensure our high quality standards are continuously met.
We will work with you to understand your loose fill insulation requirements and offer you specialist advice on loose fill insulation to warm up your home.
Contact us to discuss your loose fill insulation requirements.