If the insulation is made from recycled newsprint, surely it will burn?
Our insulation is treated with a number of fire retardant additives and thus it will not burn. It is fire tested under SANS 428 and is classified B/B1/2. The additives will last the lifetime of the building.
Will insulation reduce electricity consumption in my house?
Insulation will drastically reduce your electricity bills for heating and cooling your home. Depending on the design of your home, it is estimated that the insulation will pay for itself within 2-3 years.
How long will it take to install?
An average home takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
How does cellulose insulation compare with insulation rolls?
When fitted above the ceiling, cellulose insulation fills every nook and cranny creating a totally seamless blanket, giving 100% cover. Tests undertaken in the U.S.A. proved that cellulose creates “air tightness” of a building and that when installed, performed on average up to 26% more efficiently, and up to 38% in extreme climates rather than rolls of insulation.
What will happen if the insulation gets wet?
Cellulose insulation is manufactured from recycled newsprint which is fairly absorbent. However small drip leaks will not harm the insulation or the ceiling as they will be absorbed by the insulation. The next day when the roof space heats up, the moisture will evaporate out of the product, thus cellulose insulation is known as the “breathing insulation”. Obviously roof leaks should be repaired. In the event of a major infusion of water, such as a burst geyser, the insulation will be damaged.