Is home insulation sustainable?
It’s a common question asked by many customers when considering the environmental impact of their insulation materials. As the world increasingly focuses on prioritising sustainability, it’s smart to explore potential insulation options that are effective, as well as eco-friendly.
In this article, we will discuss sustainable insulation at length, consider its benefits, and address any concerns regarding its effectiveness, safety, or insurance coverage.
What is Sustainable Insulation?
Sustainable insulation refers to insulation materials that are produced with a minimal environmental impact and are made at least using partly recycled materials via sustainable methods. Unlike traditional insulation options, sustainable insulation is designed to: minimise the consumer and producer’s environmental footprint and contribute to an overall healthier ecosystem.
Is Sustainable Insulation Covered By Insurance?
Yes, it sure is. It isn’t only consumers that recognise the positive impacts and effectiveness of sustainable insulation – many regulators and insurance companies do as well!
Why is Sustainable Insulation Growing in Popularity?
With growing awareness of climate change and an increased emphasis on environmental footprint, sustainable insulation has gained significant popularity in recent years. Ultimately this eco-friendly alternative provides a range of benefits that contribute to the rise in its use, including:
1. Environmental Friendliness
Sustainable insulation materials, such as the recycled polystyrene inside our champion Insulbloc product, have a much lower environmental impact than other insulation alternatives.
By repurposing waste materials, sustainable insulation products can reduce the demand for non-sustainable resources and minimise the carbon footprint associated with production – hence the huge shift toward these products.g
2. True Energy Efficiency
Like all other insulation, the role of sustainable insulation is to prevent heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. By effectively controlling thermal transfer, sustainable products like Insulbloc reduce the need for excessive heating or cooling, resulting in substantial energy savings and lower utility bills.
By opting against sustainable insulation, much of the environmental benefits of energy efficiency are lost in the production process, in some cases even cancelling out the initial positive impact completely.
3. Indoor Air Quality
All effective insulation enhances indoor comfort levels by maintaining a consistent temperature throughout the year.
What separates sustainable insulation like Insulbloc are materials such as cellulose that contribute to improved indoor air quality by minimising the infiltration of outdoor pollutants and reducing the potential for condensation and mould growth.
In other words, sustainable insulation kills two birds, with one stone and is the far more comprehensive and people-friendly solution.
Interested in Insulbloc: Our Champion Sustainable Product?
At 4 Seasons, we take pride in offering Insulbloc as our champion sustainable insulation product. Insulbloc is an outstanding cellulose insulation option that offers:
The Highest R-Value in Australia
The polystyrene blocks settle to create a locked layer of insulation, giving it the best R-Value in Australia.
An Easy Installation Process
Insulbloc can be pumped into wall cavities to create effective insulated layers in even the hardest to reach places.
Effectiveness Against Mould, Pests, and Fire
Insulbloc is resistant to the spread of fire, dust, moisture and vapour, fungi and bacteria, mould and mildew, and vermin!
Proud Australian Roots
Insulbloc is a local Australian invention, supporting the domestic insulation industry, ensuring faster product delivery and issue resolution compared to overseas alternatives
Experience the Difference with Sustainable Blown-In Insulation Today
Now that you have everything you need to know about the advantages of sustainable insulation, it’s time to reach out to the experts to find out how you can get the full benefits of sustainable blown-in insulation in your home.
For more information, visit our website.