Structural integrated panels are very effective, but are often more expensive. They come in large sheets, and are mostly used in renovations and new builds. While R-value is a great way to figure out which insulation material to use, there are other things to consider, including whether you want sound-proofing, environmental impact (such as using natural materials rather than manufactured materials) and what existing shade your property has.
It’s important to check the product you select is compliant with Australian standards.
When you engage with a professional installer, make sure you conduct a background check of the company you’re dealing with and read online reviews.
Finally, take your time to choose the right insulation product – shop around and do your research to ensure your select the right product for your house and climate.
A well-insulated property can still struggle to achieve maximum energy saving without sufficient shading, so an insulation assessment is a good time to look at whether nearby trees are providing adequate shade to the house – deciduous trees and vines are ideal.