However, adding insulation alone without sealing air leaks is not going to help much. Water vapor carried with the escaping warm air may condense and build up in certain insulations, reducing R-values and causing structural damage. Indeed, when moisture problems appear in the roof after it has been insulated, ceiling bypasses are often the cause. To avoid these types of water problems and to receive full benefit from your insulation, you need to plug up your attic leaks or bypasses.
We advise architects and project managers to give more consideration to using cellulose. The product is fully approved by the SABS and is fire rated as “no spread of flame” above the ceiling. Architects often forget about the sound-insulating benefits of the product, as well. This is very important for the many industries such as hotels and retail outlets, where levels of noise need to be controlled and sonic absorption is required for effective acoustics inside the building.This is what we mean by ultimate climate comfort.
Building owners, designers and architects should visit www.eco-insulation.co.za for further information and contact details of installers. We are available nation-wide.