Summer heat can be a killer especially in coastal towns and villages with high humidity. While visiting in South Africa recently and feeling the effects of 44 deg.C it felt as though we were melting. Visiting some friends and feeling the cool home it struck me that insulation in Africa is now a reality. All new homes being built must now comply with South African building legislation or SANS
Why has the legislation come into effect in South Africa
With an energy crisis hammering the South African consumers with what the call LOAD SHEDDING to help their main energy supplier Escom cope with the shortage of energy the country faces. Escom is the South African sole supplier of energy and they unfortunately are facing problems keeping up with the demand.
Home owners are now Installing products like AEROLITE INSULATION as well as ISOTHERM INSULATION into their homes to reduce the temperature inside the home and reduce the prospect of using the energy consuming Air conditioner. Ceiling Insulation will reduce the prospect of heat gain through the roof area by as much as 85%. This can reduce the temperature in the home by as much as 6 to 8 deg. C. One of the specialists that are involved in Insulating homes in South Africa for more than 25 years are leading Insulation installers in South Africa visit their website for more info
Roof Insulation has many benefits, from reducing noise levels to improving temperature as well as saving money.