Aerolite is a pink, high quality, Glasswool thermal & acoustic ceiling insulation that is bonded with an inert, thermosetting resin. The strong, resilient, flexible blankets are supplied in compression packed rolls and are easy to cut and install.
Fiberglass insulation is made from very fine strands of glass held together in a thick, random mat. Between the fibres are many small pockets of air. Aerolite insulation is manufactured from a combination of sand and up to 80% recycled post-consumer glass that would otherwise go to landfill. On average our fiberglass contains 50% recycled glass.
Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. In winter, the heat moves directly from all un-insulated spaces to the outdoors and adjacent unheated attics, garages, and basements – wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the summer, heat moves from outdoors to the interior.
Because Aerolite forms a highly efficient thermal barrier, it excludes solar heat gain in summer and retains heat generated within a building in winter. It reduces heat flow by up to 91% and can lower the temperature in summer by up to 5°C. What’s more, Aerolite’s insulation efficiency is unaffected by its orientation to, or the direction of, heat flow.
Aerolite has excellent sound absorption properties thus reducing external noise leaving your home much quieter. Sound striking a hard surface is bounced off. When it strikes a layer of fibreglass, it enters the material and encounters friction, which changes the sound energy into heat energy. A sound absorption co-efficient of say 0.95 implies that 95% of the energy is absorbed. At the higher frequencies the co-efficient can be greater than 1 – the material has an absorption effect so that more sound reaches it than would fall on the same area if it were hard. The high notes are absorbed more than the low ones. This is typical of a fibrous sound absorber and need not necessarily be a disadvantage because the ear is less sensitive to the low frequencies while the high frequency components of noise are annoying. Test results prove that low frequency absorption increases appreciably with increased thickness. To absorb all frequencies well, use a thick layer of Fibreglass. If high frequency absorption is required, a more economical thinner layer could be sufficient.
R-value refers to a material’s thermal resistance, or how well it is able to retard heat flow. The R-value indicates the ability of a material to “resist” the flow of heat. The higher the R-value, the better an insulator will perform. R-Value is the reciprocal or inverse of conductivity or conductance. 1/R = c (conductance) 1/R per inch = k (conductivity) R-Value is important because it describes the capability of a given insulation product. Higher R-Value products will better resist heat flow, saving the building owner or occupants energy and as a result, money. Higher insulation value products save more money and are worth more in the long run. R-Value works both in the winter to save heating costs and in the summer to save air conditioning costs.
Yes! Aerolite insulation is manufactured from a combination of sand and up to 80% recycled post-consumer glass that would otherwise go to landfill. On average our fiberglass contains 50% recycled glass. Thanks to its resilient properties, Aerolite can be compressed by a factor of up to ten at the time of packaging and palletizing. This patented process lowers the environmental impact of transport, improving handling and reducing the need for packaging materials. With constant improvements to glasswools quality and performance, today’s technically advanced products bear little resemblance to our products of the 1970’s. A very positive eco-balance. Over its installed life (usually 50 years) a typical ISOVER glasswool product saves more than 100 times the energy consumed.
Used for more than 70 years, ISOVER glass wool products have been proven themselves as popular, ecological and safe to use insulation materials that are probably the most well documented and tested building materials in the world.
Thermal insulation must be included in the design of all new buildings. This, in combination with energy saving techniques, makes it possible to save up to 78% of a building’s energy consumption for space heating, cooling and hot water services.
- Aerolite contains no asbestos, plastics or recycled paper & carries no health hazards.
- Aerolite does not provide sustenance for rodents.
- Aerolite carries a Class 1 Fire Index Rating from the TIPSASA fire register and is non-combustible. There are no limitations when using Aerolite as an insulator.
- During the installation of Aerolite in your home, the hot water pipes and geyser in your roof are insulated free of charge, which will ensure that the heat loss is much less than normal bringing even more savings and money back in your pocket to spend on the things you enjoy.
- Aerolite is manufactured according to state of the art technology which has significantly reduced the itch, making the product more user friendly.
- To maintain comfort, the heat loss in winter must be replaced by a heating system and the heat gained in summer must be removed by an air conditioner.
- Insulating ceilings, walls and floors decreases the heating and cooling needed by providing an effective resistance to the flow of heat.
- Aerolite works by limiting air movement. The still air is an effective insulator, because it eliminates convection and has a low conduction.