Australia might not seem like a very old country compared to some, but a lot of the buildings in and around the major population hubs have been around since at least the turn of the 20th century, and some are even older than that. The insulation in these buildings is quite terrible, and a lot of them don't have any insulation at all. Even if your home is only twenty or thirty years old, you probably have insulation in your home that is far worse than modern standards would allow for. Here are three problems that modern residential insulation has solved.
In the past, it was quite tricky to apply insulation to the underside of roofs and in other areas where the insulation had to be supported to keep it from falling down. Often they would use pins of some kind, but these were not all that effective in the long run. Now you have a whole host of different options regarding spray foam insulation. This spray foam insulation is just as strong as older variants of insulation (if not even better) and sticks in place virtually anywhere it is applied. If you noticed that the insulation underneath your roof is falling out of place, you might want to consider calling a residential insulation expert and enquiring about spray foam.
It is no secret that asbestos was a huge component in a lot of different building materials for much of the 20th century, until it was slowly phased out in the 1990s. The problem is that there is still a lot of asbestos-ridden insulation out there because those homes that were built with it have not been renovated since. If you are unsure about whether or not you do have asbestos-laden insulation, always make sure to have an asbestos expert come and test for the fibres and remove them if they are found. Modern residential insulation is not dangerous to be around, but it is still kept mostly out of your way.
Insulation used to only be made with the idea of keeping the temperature under control, but modern residential insulation can also provide audio insulation as well. It can keep sound out as well as muting sound coming from your home, which is something that should not be underestimated when you are living in close proximity with your neighbours. Of course, not all insulation is built with this in mind, but you can find quite a few varieties of residential insulation that offer decent to exceptional sound insulation as well as thermal insulation.
Contact a residential insulation company to learn more.