Our homes are a place of comfort and peace. We use them to rest and unwind after from tiresome jobs and daily chores. Let’s face it, we all want to make our home as comfortable as possible, whether it is with furniture, interior design, renovations, or DIY projects. When it comes to building your home there are ways to ensure it will be comfortable from the inside out, before you’re even living in it! Talk to Envision, the best builder Gold Coast wide, to ensure your home is built with the best end result in mind.
While building a house, it is essential to pick the right insulation in order to optimise the inside temperature of your house and keep it moderate throughout the year no matter the season. The ideal insulation will keep the temperature cool during hot summers and warm during icy winters. Insulation is also a great way of preventing excess noise in the home, especially if you live in a busy location or main road. We source the best possible insulating solutions for all of our projects.
We want to share some of our insider knowledge and tips when it comes to all things insulation:
Location, Location, Location:
Where you live is an important thing to consider as it assists you in determining exactly what you need from your insulation. Australia alone experiences vastly different weather conditions from state to state, so there is really no one size fits all.
Therefore, you should determine whether your priority is to retain heat in your home, minimise heat, or striking a balance between the two. Once you know what you need from your insulation, you will be in a better position to choose the right insulation for your home.
R value refers to the resistance of heat flow your insulation batt contains. The ideal R value for your house will help you in cutting energy costs considerably due to heating and cooling equipment in your house. If you choose insulation with the correct R value for your home you won’t have to make up for it with over use of these heating and cooling appliances.
The R value of your home is determined by taking a variety of factors into account. It is better to plan ahead or talk to an expert if need be. Insulation is something you want to measure twice and cut once as it is expensive and tricky to update further down the track.
Living in a metropolitan area or near a busy main road can be noisy. You shouldn’t have to compromise your comfort because of this. While choosing insulation, you might want to consider it’s soundproofing capabilities as well. Most thermal insulation materials usually provide soundproofing to some extent, but if it is a special requirement for your home then you might need to add an extra layer. This additional layer or specialised insulation material can act as a barrier to limit excessive noise pollution in your home.