Insulating Tropical Homes

Living in the Philippines or any tropical country is a constant battle with the elements. It’s always either too warm or too wet (rainy).  There are a number of ways in which you can utilize insulation in your home, so that the property has the optimum levels of both heat retention and loss. When you live in a tropical country like the Philippines, the idea is to deflect as much of the day’s heat as possible. Take stock of the position of your home, in particular, where you get the most sun. Once you have an idea of where your home is taking in the most heat, it is much easier to determine how to best insulate your home.   

Roof/ceiling insulation is, perhaps, the most important type of insulation.    Foil insulation is ideal for tropical climates, as it acts as the perfect conduit for convection, radiation, and conduction. Heat is reflected out into the property, allowing the temperature to gradually drop throughout the evening and into the night. Good tropical Insulation is designed to allow for the ideal release of heat. Heat rises naturally, so it is important that you think carefully before insulating your ceilings. When a ceiling is insulated, the rooms below will retain heat which is not ideal for a tropical home. However, rooms above the insulation will not gain as much heat from lower floors as they normally would. Good airflow ventilation is needed especially if rooms are non air-conditioned. A well insulated room that is primarily  intended for air-condition  will also save on electricity bills.   

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