PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION – External Insulation and Airtightness

Professional installation of external insulation and airtightness measures help make New Zealand homes perform so much better.  Here are what we think are the top 10 reasons to get it done right, the first time.

1 Energy Efficiency:

Ensuring that the thermal envelope does not have gaps or voids. Trained installers help ensure insulation and airtightness items work as designed – to minimise heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, which leads to improved energy efficiency. Airtightness measures, such as sealing gaps and cracks, complement insulation by reducing the uncontrolled infiltration of outside air (draughts!), further enhancing energy savings;

2 Reduced Energy Costs:

When insulation and airtightness are installed professionally, they help maintain a consistent and comfortable indoor temperature. This reduces how much you need to spend on heating, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced power bills over time;

3 Comfort:

Ensure that insulation and airtightness work together effectively to prevent draughts, and in-home temperature fluctuations, providing a more comfortable indoor environment for you and your whanau;

4 Moisture Control:

Properly installed insulation and airtightness help control moisture within the building envelope. This reduces condensation which can cause structural damage over time, reduce mould growth, and poor indoor air quality issues;

5 Health and Indoor Air Quality:

Minimise the risk of gaps or poor draught stopping/air sealing, which can allow pollutants, noise, allergens, and outdoor contaminants to enter your home. Maintain better indoor air quality and improve the health and well-being of occupants.

6 Structural Integrity:

Help the building last longer, with the building structure remaining more robust. Continuous external insulation, when properly applied, can protect against temperature-related expansion and contraction that may lead to cracks or other structural issues over time.

7 Compliance with Building Codes:

The New Zealand Building Code requires insulation to perform as planned – and for this to happen, it does need to be installed correctly.  Industry professionals such as Enstall Insulation are knowledgeable about these requirements and can ensure that installations meet best practices and New Zealand standards.

8 Longevity and Durability:

Professional installation can extend the lifespan of the insulation, as the installed insulation is less likely to suffer from issues like settling or deterioration that can occur with poor installation.

9 Warranty Compliance:

Insulation installers such as Enstall provide product assurances and warranties. This can protect your investment and provide peace of mind.

10 Safety:

Proper installation minimises potential safety hazards associated with insulation materials, such as ensuring fire safety measures are in place and that materials are installed in a manner that does not pose health risks to you and your family.

From cost savings to health and environmental stewardship, professionally installed insulation is a smart investment for your home, wallet, and the planet.