It’s often only when you leave a big city that you realise how noisy it is. The problem is that not only do most of us live in big cities in Australia but they’re also often the most low impact places to live. Being able to live close to where you work and play reduces driving and allows for more use of walking, cycling and public transport. With smart application of sound insulation you can also make your home a quiet sanctuary in the middle of a noisy city.
When insulating your home, the entire building envelope must be considered, insulating a single area such as the roof will not offer a complete solution. Reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer is very much about doing something on all fronts.
Most of the commonly used window coverings are good for maintaining privacy and controlling the levels of light entering a room but do nothing for keeping warmth in during winter and heat out during summer. This includes: