Cost of Roof Insulation in Kenya
Did you Know? GCS Roof Insulation is double-sided reflective foil insulation, with a 3mm, 5mm and 10mm thick polyethylene foam core, that provides a radiant barrier, reflective insulation and a moisture barrier. It protects your roof space from heat build-up due to radiant heat penetration by acting as a heat barrier to protect all services within the roof space from drying out, cracking and degradation due to UV and solar heat gain.
Cost of GCS roof insulation polyethylene foam ranges from KSh 100 to KSh 500 per square Metre depending on thickness and quantity. Gypsum Ceiling Supplies quality roof insulation materials in Kenya. Buy our GCS roof insulation online which comes in the thickness of 3mm, 5mm and 10mm. PE roof insulation is widely used insulation material in the World. The foil insulation coating on both sides wraps the foam, which has the advantages of reflecting and insulation heat, reducing noise and waterproof
What is Roof Insulation?
Roof insulation is an excellent thermal barrier composed of closed cell PE foam core with high grade aluminium foil. The aluminum foil acts as a reflective barrier with up to 97% of radiant heat reflected back. PE foam has the function of trapping air so as to stop convection heat, thus reducing heat loss or heat gain within an environment. This provides comfort and increases productivity within the working space or home in both cold and hot seasons.
The air energy of PE roof insulation cannot only insulate most of the heat in hot seasons, but also reducing the loss of indoor heat and the invasion of external cold air in cold seasons. It can be said that it is a product that can play the role of temperature regulation under any weather conditions.
What is the Cost of GCS Roof Insulation Polyethylene Foam
The cost of GCS roof insulation polyethylene foam ranges between Ksh100 to Ksh 600 shillings per square metre. The price variance usually depends on the size, quality and density of each variety available at our stores across Kenya. Bellow is price chart of the GCS roof Insulation at Gypsum Ceiling Supplies
Why Choose GCS Roof Insulation Polyethylene Foam?
GCS roof insulation polyethylene foam is a perfect sound insulation material for workshops and other large scale buildings in rainy season. Using our products can greatly reduce the noise caused by rain and wind and provide a conducive environment for you
GCS roof insulation polyethylene foam is different from other products in the market, the width of 1.8 metres brings more than twice the convenience for your construction. The advanced and sophisticated equipment used in the manufacturing of PE roof insulation guarantees quality you can trust
Advantages of GCS Roof Insulation Polyethylene Foam
Energy Efficient – Provides excellent thermal insulation therefore reducing energy cost used in heating and cooling
Fire Resistant – PE foam is self extinguishing. Does not easily cash fire and will not encourage fire when fire hazards happen
Noise Reduction – PE foam provides good acoustic properties such as reducing rain noise
Safe to Handle – Does not contain synthetic fibre or any chemical harmful to human
Long Life – Does not delaminate or break with time therefore maintaining thermal properties over time
Waterproof – Excellent moisture barrier reducing damage to structure from condensation
Environmental Friendly – 100% recyclable
This product is applicable in Cold Rooms, storage facilities, metal and steel structures, commercial and residential house, temperature sensitive storage places, manufacturing facilities, warehouses and go downs
PE Roof Insulation Physical Properties
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10mm GCS Polyethylene Foam Roof Insulation
The 10mm GCS roof Insulation protects your roof space from heat build-up due to radiant heat penetration by acting as a heat barrier to protect all services within the roof space from drying out, cracking and degradation due to UV and solar heat gain.
GCS Roof Insulation is a cost-effective insulation that is suitable for use in metal deck roofing system in residential, commercial, industrial and horticultural buildings where temperature variations are moderately/relatively high and where there is a need to reduce the disturbing rain noise.
- Effective thermal insulation; It has an R- Value of 27.40ft².F.h/Btu; RSi of 4.83m²K/W.
- Effective barrier against impact noise with a 28db contact noise reduction.
- Fire retardant.
- Is an effective moisture barrier.
- Maintains its thermal insulating properties over time as it does not collapse.
- It seals around fasteners ensuring no leakages into the building from the roof.
5mm GCS Roof Insulation Polyethylene Foam
- Polyethylene Roof Insulation is double-sided reflective foil insulation, with a 5mm thick polyethylene foam core, that provides a radiant barrier, reflective insulation and a moisture barrier. It protects your roof space from heat build-up due to radiant heat penetration by acting as a heat barrier to protect all services within the roof space from drying out, cracking and degradation due to UV and solar heat gain.
- It is a cost-effective insulation that is suitable for use in metal deck roofing system in residential, commercial, industrial and horticultural buildings where temperature variations are moderately/relatively high and where there is a need to reduce the disturbing rain noise.
GCS Roof Insulation Frequently Asked Questions
Averagely a temperature drops of 7°C is easily achieved
A reduction of 30% – 40% on energy cost is achieved where Air Conditioning units are in use.
A reduction of 30% – 40% on energy cost is achieved where Air Conditioning units are in use.
Yes. It reduces contact noise (e.g. rain noise) by about 19dbs especially the 10mm thick
It does not collapse with time; it maintains its structure/form over time.
It reflects the solar radiant heat and blocks heat transfer through conduction and convection.
It seals around nails once pierced through.
It is laid on the purlins and given a small sag.
PE Roof Insulation is available in 3 different thicknesses depending on your application. The thickness are 3mm, 5mm and 10mm
It is long lasting and lasts at least forty years.
GCS Roof Insulation does not delaminate or peel off with time.
Yes, it can. The insulation is laid below the purlins and supported by galvanized GI wire strainer wires or galvanized mild steel plates. An overlap of about 100mm is recommended while installing
This depends very much on the height of the roof from the floor and the operational temperature of the area to be insulated. In addition, the insulation effect increases with the thickness of the product
What is Polyethylene Foam Insulation
Polyethylene insulation is closed-cell foam, meaning its structure is made of millions of tiny globules, sealed off from each other. Polyethylene insulation materials have better sound-insulation sound-absorbing and heat insulation properties. Some advantages of polyethylene insulation form include minimal low water retention, extra stability and structural strength, excellent weathering, ageing resistance. Other advantages are resistance against dirt, humidity and freezing temperatures. The form is also resistant to solvents, petroleum products, and is antimicrobial as well, inhibiting the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. A resilient material, PE form returns to original state after compression, while still yielding enough to provide cushion and security where it is needed. It is these characteristics, combined with its versatility and customization possibilities that makes polyethylene useful in so many applications.
Advantages of Polyethylene Insulation Material
- Excellent thermal insulation: Low thermal conductivity of 0.0293 (W/m °K) (0.37 BTU-in/hr-ft
- Excellent Sound blocking properties: has a Sound Transmission Coefficient, (STC) value of 65 and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) value of 0.85 which makes it the ideal product in blocking contact and airborne noise.
- Good Vibration Absorption: Excellent dimensional stability. Offers cushioning against repeated impacts
- Fire retardant: Self extinguishing
- Light, safe to handle and easy to install: Does not contain any synthetic fibers or other substances toxic to humans.
- Effective moisture barrier: remains unaltered when exposed
Other types of Roof insulation
Roof Insulation materials play a crucial role in maintaining the desired temperature inside your home. There are various types of insulation materials available, each with its own unique properties and benefits.
Fiberglass Roof Insulation
One popular choice is fiberglass insulation. It offers excellent thermal resistance and is relatively affordable. However, it can release tiny glass fibers that may cause irritation when not properly installed or handled.
Fiberglass is made from tiny glass fibers that trap air pockets, creating a layer of thermal resistance. Fiberglass roof insulation is affordable, easy to install, and widely used in residential buildings. At Gypsum Ceiling Supplies, we stock different types of fiberglass roof insulation with different densities. The most recommended type for insulating the roof are’;
- Fiberglass Roof Insulation 15m81.2m*50mm with single side foil Density 14Kg/m3
- Fiberglass Roof Insulation 12m*1.2m*50mm with single side foil Density 24Kg/m3
The above types of fiberglass insulation is the best for heat resistance and soundproofing the roof against heavy noise and rain sounds
Cellulose Roof Insulation
Another popular option is cellulose insulation, which is made from recycled paper products treated with chemicals to make it fire-resistant. Cellulose insulation provides excellent thermal performance and can be blown into hard-to-reach areas.
Styrofoam Sheet Insulation
Foam board insulation, also known as rigid foam or expanded polystyrene (EPS) or Styrofoam, offers high insulating value and moisture resistance. It comes in sheets or panels that can be easily cut to fit different spaces. Styrofoam Insulation is supplied in the size of 1.2mx1.2m and thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm
GCS Roof Insulation
We supply GCs roof insulation in small and large quantities and have explained about it in-depth in the first paragraphs. GCS roof insulation polyethylene foam with Reflective foil works by reflecting heat back towards its source. The insulation incorporates a polyethylene foam core which also helps trap air resisting its exit. This type of insulation consists of layers of aluminium foil laminated onto kraft paper or plastic film.
In a Nutshell
Each type of insulating material has its disadvantages and advantages depending on factors such as cost, installation method, effectiveness against moisture absorption, fire safety ratings, durability, environmental impact etc., so it’s important to consider these factors when choosing the right roof insulation material for your home.
How is your product better than alternates in Kenya?
Product quality, service and technical back-up have ensured that GCS Polyethylene roof Insulation remains one of the brand leaders in the insulation field. We maintain a strict protocol that ensures that all product manufactured meet the laid down specifications for each grade. In addition, our insulation carries the KEBS standard mark of quality ensuring that it maintains the high standards set down for the product.