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Roof Insulation - DIY Installation Guide

We provide a roof insulation installation service in the Greater Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

 

Herewith some guidelines, should you wish to do a DIY installation.

 

Safety During Installation:

 

  • Think Green roof insulation is easy and safe to install. It does not contain any hazardous chemicals

  • No special clothing it required during installation, as the material does not cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. It does not contain glass fibres or sharp objects that can cut you

  • It is recommended that a dust mask be worn as protection against the dust in the ceiling

  • Correct fitting shoes should be worn to prevent slipping or falling in the roof, and to protect your feet against splinters in the roof trusses

  • Make sure your ladder is standing on a solid surface

  • Ladders should be secured by strapping it to the roof structure.  Alternatively, someone should hold the ladder steady when it is in use

  • Be careful not to step on the ceiling board, as you may damage the ceiling or fall through the ceiling and sustain injuries 

 

Installation Guidelines: 

 

  • It is recommended that the installation be carried out by more than one person (2 to 3 persons, depending on the amount of work)

  • When installation is done in a corrugated iron roof, the only access is normally through the trapdoor

  • Make sure you have sufficient electric light or torches in order to see inside the roof cavity

  • In the case of a tiled roof, access to the roof cavity could be gained by removing a few roof tiles. Alternatively, enter through the trapdoor

  • Sufficient light may be obtained by opening a few roof tiles, in order for sunlight to enter the roof cavity

  • Measure the distance between the roof beams or roof trusses and cut the roof insulation to size before laying it on the ceiling 

  • The roof insulation should be laid flat on the ceiling, placed snugly between the roof beams or roof trusses. Minimum space between roof insulation and ceiling should be allowed.

  • Place the roof insulation below electric cables inside the roof

  • It is a good idea to wrap insulation material around the geyser and the hot water pipes, in order to save electricity costs

  • Do not waste off-cuts. Use it to fill gaps, crevices and corners

  • Remember to close all tiles that were opened, to prevent rainwater from entering the roof

  • Please recycle the plastic packaging and the paper instruction sheets inside the packaging

 

Think Green roof insulation is maintenance free and there is no degradation over time

 

For more information or a quotation, please contact us.
 

Contact: Tom le Grange

Cell Phone / WhatsApp: 084 502 4164

Email: legrange.tom@gmail.com