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About Insulation Blankets Now
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) now includes energy
efficiency provisions for most classes of buildings.
Insulation is the single most cost effective way of
improving a building’s energy efficiency and the
adoption of these changes will require most new homes
build in Australia to incorporate wall and roof insulation.
The level of insulation required will depend on the
climatic region of the project and construction type.
Vapa-Chek™ can be used to comply with these requirements
in many of the climatic regions where metal roofing
is installed. For more information refer to the Insulco
brochure “the BCA Insulation Requirements Made
Easy” or contact your nearest Insulco office.
Vapa-Chek™ complies with the insulation product
standard. AS/NZS4859.I, which is also a requirement
of the BCA. This ensures the stated performance is met
in practice, so you and your customers can be confident
of getting the performance you are paying for.
Condensation is formed when warm, moist air comes in
contact with the colder surface such as metal roof on
a cool night. The combination of the insulation blanket
and the impermeable foil facing of Vapa-Chek™
prevents the warm moist air reaching the roof surface,
significantly reducing the possibility of condensation
Condensation can also occur in tropical regions. It
is recommended in these regions that the foil facing
of Vapa-Chek™ be installed facing UP. For these
applications the use of an anti-glare foil facing is
required and Vapa-Chek™ can be supplied in this
When condensation is a concern, the foil face on Vapa-Chek™
should be sealed with an Insulco® foil tape or suitable
adhesive at all joins.