Where to insulate

Areas to insulate in your home

The best insulated home is one that is fully insulated – from top to bottom. construction Pink® Batts® roof Insulation Dunedin closeup

  • Roof: Heat rises, so the roof is where most of the heat vanishes in your home and generally a straightforward area to insulate. If your ceiling is insulated but the wooden beams (joists) are still visible, we recommend installing another layer of insulation on top of the existing one. 
  • Between floors: Insulate for warmth between floors. To reduce noise transmission use Pink® Batts® Silencer® insulation. Best done during the build or renovation because retrofit is difficult between floors.
  • Walls: Walls are more difficult to retrofit as wall linings need to be removed. If you are planning a big home renovation, consider installing insulation at the same time. And think about Acoustic insulation in internal walls to reduce noise. Disturbances from stereos, appliances and voices can all be reduced through acoustic insulation improvements. 
  • Hot water cylinder (for older homes): Heating a home’s hot water makes up one-third of the average power bill. Insulating your homes hot water cylinder with Pink® Batts® hot water cylinder wrap is a quick and easy way to make a difference to your energy usage.