The Impact of Gyprock Ceilings on Home Comfort During Winter
Would you like to improve the thermal insulation in your home? Gyprock walls and ceilings are a low-cost method for stopping heat from escaping.
There will always be a place for traditional heating methods such as underfloor heat, gas fireplaces or gas heaters. However, enhancing your ceiling will help improve interior comfort while adding value to your home. Gyprock ceilings are the perfect option.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking to install a new gyprock ceiling or repair the ceiling in your Perth home, the right ceiling design and ceiling and wall repair can make a huge difference during the winter.
Consider Gyprock ceiling plasterboard installation or ceiling repairs by our Perth experts if you’re looking for a way to reduce your home energy bills and protect the environment.
What Is Gyprock
Interior walls in most homes have been finished with drywall (also known as Gyprock) since the 1950s and 1960s. Plaster and lath walls and ceilings can be replaced with this relatively inexpensive engineered material. With only a fraction of the effort of plaster and lath, it provides a smooth, paintable wall, and, when finished, textured, and painted properly, it really can’t be distinguished from plaster.
Wood Versus Gyprock: Which Holds In Heat Better?
Thermal mass refers to a material’s ability to absorb, store, and release heat. For example, concrete, bricks, and tiles are heat-absorbing materials. As a result, their thermal mass is high. Lumber, plywood, and cloth are considered low thermal mass since they do not absorb or store heat.
Gyprock products meet ASTM C518 thermal performance standards and Australian Standard AS/NZS 2588. Your ceiling (or walls) will be more thermally efficient if you have a thick coat of Gyprock on them.
R values are used to measure thermal rating. Basically, the R-value is a measure of how well insulation resists heat flow. Insulation sheets with a higher number increase thermal efficiency, thus insulating your home more effectively.
For example, Gyprock plasterboard that is 13mm has a thermal rating of 0.05 – 0.07 m2K/W which makes it efficient in retaining heat (and cold) in your home, helping you to stay comfortable this winter.
Easy Ways to Improve Your Ceiling Comfort
If you are looking for an easy way to insulate your home and make it look fantastic (and feel comfortable) this winter, Gyprock ceiling solutions are ideal. The team at Perth Ceiling and Walls can help you install new Gyprock walls and ceiling plus we can help repair your existing ceiling and make it look brand new.
Our experienced and qualified contractors in Perth are available for all of your wall and ceiling requirements including lining, flushing, wall construction, and all aspects of ceiling construction. So contact us today for all of your ceiling installation and repair requirements.