SWITCH TO ENERGY EFFICIENT INSULATION WTIH ALUTHERM AND ALUBUBBLE

Let’s face it, South African weather is not to be messed with. Our summers are extremely hot and our winters can get bitterly cold. Keeping our houses, businesses and factories warm in the winter and cool in the summer is important in a country like South Africa, which offers both extremes. This is where the benefits of effective insulation come in to play. Insulation has really come a long way in terms of energy efficiency – back then insulation was to protect us personally, now it requires the added feature of protecting our buildings, so energy costs aren’t so high.

Alutherm and Alububble are both thermal insulation solutions designed to keep temperatures regulated all year round. While Alutherm provides bulk thermal building insulation, Alububble creates a radiant barrier, protecting your building and contents from the damaging effects of the sun. According to St. Gobain, these thermal insulation products can reduce energy consumption by up to 78%, making them energy efficient solutions for buildings of all types. Each of these insulation materials offer their own benefits which are evident below.

ALUTHERM:

Alutherm is a heavy duty material consisting of a bubble layer on one side and a reflective layer on the other. Available in both Polyester Fibre and a Fibreglass blanket, this flexible insulation material is great for temperature regulation.

Benefits include:

  • Simple, hassle-free installation.
  • Acts as a fire retardant.
  • Deters insects and rodents.
  • Reduces energy costs.
  • Aids in the dilution of noise pollution in certain circumstances.
  • Dissuades dust particles from collecting and settling.
  • Regulates temperatures (cooler in summer, warmer in winter).
  • Non-toxic and harmless.
  • Drastically reduces damaging effects from heat and protects building contents.
  • Long life cycle, promoting low maintenance.

 

ALUBUBBLE:

Alububble acts as a radiant barrier and works either in conjunction with Alutherm or on its own. The product is produced by way of an extensive laminating process whereby low density polyethylene air cells are laminated with a reflective layer of aluminium foil. The product is available in either single sided reflective layer or double sided, offering extra reflective surfaces.

Benefits include:

  • Light-weight.
  • Simple, hassle-free installation.
  • Complements and improves performance of heavy duty materials such as Alutherm.
  • Non-toxic and harmless.
  • Acts as a fire retardant.
  • Contains no fibres.
  • Reduces energy costs.
  • Reduces heat build-up, thereby prolonging the life of all materials within the roof structure.
  • Waterproof and combats the build-up of water vapour.
  • Deters insects and rodents.
  • Dissuades dust particles from collecting and settling.
  • Long life cycle, promoting low maintenance.

 

With the transition towards constructing green buildings, these materials offer a cost-effective, energy-efficient thermal insulation solution for homes, building, factories and the likes thereof. While Alububble is great for keeping buildings cool in summer, the added bulk insulation of Alutherm will help to regulate temperatures throughout the winter too. The beneficial effects of these materials means that you’ll require less use of alternative cooling and heating sources, which will drastically reduce energy consumption.

VIP Construction are leaders in the steel manufacturing industry and are in full support of green building in South Africa.  In conjunction with their premium construction services, they are well-known for their supply of quality Alutherm and Alububble thermal insulation, and offer these materials in a host of sizes and lengths, to suit varying requirements. For a quote on these thermal insulation products, call 072 384 9074 VIP Construction today.