Foilboard is a full product, but many customers ask us whether installing other thermal barriers such as batts with Foilboard increases the overall thermal protection. Well, a single thermal barrier can offer the required thermal protection for your home. For example, batt insulation is the most used thermal barrier type in Australia yet, and you can achieve 100% thermal protection by installing this versatile product in your home. Anyway, that doesn’t mean that connecting Foilboard with other thermal barriers or the other way around is a time and money waste. Firstly, you should determine whether is there a reason for doing it.
As all our previous articles have explained, a few principal elements of your homes are the structural elements that lead to temperature losses and gains in winter and summer. Depending on the structural component, the installation of Foilboard or other insulation types can be straightforward or a big challenge. For example, the area-to-insulate has to be a free one to install a rigid thermal barrier product. Let’s say your home’s roof/attic is a place that is full of structural elements such as wooden beams. Or, a portion of your home’s roof may hold a lot of structural components. As you know, the installation of a rigid panel product or batts isn’t practical on such hindered areas. So, we can answer the question now — will you benefit from installing Foilboard with other insulation variations? If the installation of a thermal barrier type is a huge challenge; go for other alternatives available in the market today.
Most of the time, one insulation product type can fulfill your thermal protection requirements. In such cases, don’t waste your time and money by installing layers of thermal barriers types, which is wholly useless. Don’t get us wrong though! Sometimes, mixing the thermal barriers may come with advantages as well. For example, if you live in the warmer region of Australia; you will benefit from installing reflective insulation along with batt insulation. The combined effect of both these insulation types protects you from extreme summer heat to a greater extent so. Did you know that the Foilboard is a thermal barrier option that comes with two thermal protection methods? Well, our previous articles have discussed this topic in detail for you. Most of the rigid panel insulation products come with two reflective surfaces on either side of the panel and a solid core that offers additional thermal protection.
All these facts suggest that a rigid panel insulation product alone can offer you the required thermal protection throughout the year. We would like to highlight a common mistake made by homeowners here. Since the old thermal barrier may contain traces of asbestos, homeowners don’t remove the old insulation lawyer. Instead, they install the new thermal barrier on top of the old layer. Even though Foilboard will survive if you install it over the old thermal barrier, other insulation products will get deteriorated soon. Also, the overall efficiency of the new insulation too can go down to a greater extent here. Determining the ideal thermal barrier type for your home is the best option so. But, you will have to hire professionals in the industry for it; you don’t have a better understanding of the topic. All in all, Foilboard is an insulation product that can offer you the highest thermal protection.