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Is Your Home Ready for Summer and Winter? Don’t Wait Too Long, Start Insulating Your Home Today!

You won’t believe what a difference insulating your home will make. Say goodbye to those cold and dreary winters. Forget about sweating profusely throughout those long summer days.

An insulated home keeps you comfortable all year long. But where do you find a home insulation expert?

Trades Mate has a range of insulation specialists, who are ready to help you beat the harsh weather this year – without resorting to costly appliances either.

Here are some useful facts and tips to remember when sending out inquiries to your insulation specialists.

Understanding the R-Value

While looking for someone to insulating your home, you have probably come across something called an ‘R-value.’ But what exactly is it?

The R-value is a numerical value that measures the level of thermal resistance of a certain material. Basically, it tells you how quickly each material loses heat.

Therefore, the higher the R-value – the more efficient it will be at reducing heat transfer.

Common Insulation Materials

Each insulation material has a different level of thermal resistance.

Your insulation specialist will advise you on the most suitable material and application for your property. They will work with you to find a solution that’s cost-effective and meets your lifestyle needs.

Below is a breakdown of the most commonly used materials:

Fibreglass – Fibreglass is a cost-effective method for insulating your commercial premise or home. It can installed as a bulk insulation, where loose fitting mats are placed into the rooftop to reduce heat transfer. Due to the combination of silicon, glass powder and shards in the material; we recommend hiring a professional thermal insulation expert.

Mineral Wool – Mineral wool is a non-combustible material, which is available in rock and stone variants. It can be used for external wall insulation, pipes and rooftops.

Cellulose – Cellulose is an ideal choice for reducing heat transfer and sound treatment. It can be installed in rooftops or attics as a sheet filling; applied as spray foam for external walls, pipes and tight enclosures; or loose filled into wall cavities.

Polyurethane – Polyurethane is a lightweight, low-density foam with a high R-value. It is applied as a foam to provide superior sound and temperature insulation for external walls, pipes, crevices and certain rooftops.

Polystyrene – Polystyrene is a versatile foam material that is typically cut-to-size for external walls. It also comes in two varieties: expanded (EPS) and extruded (XEPS) material, which offers different levels of performance and cost.

How to Find the Right Insulation Service

Make sure your insulation provider is fully licensed and insured to service your property. Ask about their experience in the industry and see samples of previous work they have done.

Each provider on Trades Mate will have ratings and reviews from previous customers. This will give you a good idea on their level of skill and competency. You can also request more detailed feedback by asking for more testimonials.

Don’t Forget to Rate Your Experience

Once your job is complete, leave your provider a review and give them a start rating for their Communication, Timeliness and Quality.

By rating Trades Mate providers, you make it easier for other people to find the best service provider in their area. Also, you reward good businesses with greater exposure and the chance to receive more work!

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