Insulation is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must

Farming Insulation South Africa

South Africa’s energy crisis continues to severely impact the way we live and work, and is showing very little sign of improving in the near future. As contractors, there is increased pressure to carry out builds driven by maximum energy efficiency. Home and property owners simply cannot afford to waste their hard-earned money on an energy inefficient property. 

The cost of electricity and other energy sources are steadily increasing, so every opportunity to conserve energy must be taken into account, especially with the temperature inconsistencies that load shedding can cause in a property. One of the most important and effective ways to equip a property for energy efficiency is to install good insulation. 

Insulation is no longer a nice-to-have, but an essential feature of any property in South Africa.

Why is Good Insulation Important For Properties in South Africa?

Residential, commercial, agricultural, even industrial properties require high quality insulation that is:

1. Energy Efficient

Now more than ever, properties need to be able to conserve energy effectively. Businesses and other organisations need to keep their running costs as low as possible in order to be profitable. Good insulation throughout their buildings will support good energy performance and management. They will require less electricity to maintain a constant temperature indoors. It is critical that you as a professional contractor are able to meet the energy maintenance demands of your clients.

2. Eco-Friendly

It is vital that properties in South Africa are built with materials that do not harm the natural environment. The growing demand for green building materials is a clear indicator of the importance of environmental consciousness across all organisations, no matter their size. 

Businesses, brands and service providers are being held to a higher standard in order to protect and preserve the environment and our natural resources. Insulation that is manufactured using safe, sustainable materials will not only benefit the environment, but also the working conditions of your employees.

3. Safe

It goes without saying that all building materials used should come with the highest safety ratings available. Depending on where your builds are located, there are always risks of property damage in varying degrees. Whether due to internal accidents or natural disasters, it is important that the property’s insulation is able to withstand fire and other hazards. 

As a professional contractor, it is wise to consider how the building materials you choose on behalf of your clients fare against the flames. Insulation materials should be backed by industry fire safety standards, having undergone multiple FIRELAB tests, and given their official Fire Rating through TIPSASA.

The insulation products you select should also be non-toxic and not harmful to the environment, humans, or animals.

4. Designed to Promote Longevity

Good quality insulation products should add value to a property and should support a long lifespan. Going cheap to keep costs down will only see your clients spending more to replace the insulation further down the line. Poor quality insulation will also likely not do its job as effectively, which will lead to energy inefficiency and higher energy costs.

Benefits of Choosing SummitBoard Insulation Boards 

Summit XPS Insulation Boards have a reputation for being the smart choice across a variety of building contexts. In addition to their zero flame-spread status, SummitBoard also provides your builds with the following benefits:

  • It helps maintain a stable and comfortable indoor temperature 
  • It reduces energy use and the property’s carbon footprint
  • It requires no maintenance or upkeep
  • It helps reduce heating and cooling costs
  • It is environmentally-friendly and 100% recyclable
  • It is versatile to suit a variety of roof styles and structures
  • It is simple to install and available in several board sizes
  • Installed correctly, it will last the lifetime of the building 
  • It is highly durable thanks to its closed-cell structure
  • It contributes to improved indoor air-quality, keeping out allergens and pollutants 
  • It acts as a barrier against moisture that could cause mould growth and mildew

As the preferred choice of insulation among architects and construction experts, SummitBoard’s smart, simple technology is sure to meet your standards. Find out more about SummitBoard here or contact us for a quote today.