Which one is Better Service Heat Insulation or Heat Proofing

Summers in Pakistan each year are as harsh as they can get, yet every time they seem to surpass themselves, and break a few more thermal records. Most of us turn to air conditioning as a solution, limiting ourselves to the comfort of a single cool room and huffing in stress the moment we step out. Air conditioning has always been the top option, but as time passes and extreme heatwaves become the norm, people are starting to turn to more long-term solutions. In times like these, people consider either roof heat insulation or roof heat proofing. If you’re someone who’s stuck between both, then welcome, you’ll find here all you need to know about both.

What is Heat insulation ?

Heat insulation or thermal insulation reduces the transfer of heat between objects. These objects can be anything ranging from hot water in a pot, to roof and walls, by placing an object that does not transfer heat between them. Thermal insulation has become a common practice in warm areas around the globe, where roofs can get extremely hot from the heat of the sun. Heat insulation effectively prevents the heat from transferring between walls and from the roof to the area beneath it.

What is Heat Proofing ?

Heat proofing is also a process that prevents heat from reaching an object. To make an object heatproof, it is treated with a chemical solution that is reflective to heat. This solution can be applied to wood, concrete, cement, and other materials, reflecting the heat back from the surface. The average temperature range for complete reflection ranges from 30-40 degrees, although it can go as high as possible depending on the components of the solution.

How Are They Different

Heat insulation requires materials to break the process of heat transfer between objects. Heat proofing requires the surface of the object to be treated with a thermal reflective chemical solution.


The first step we need to make before deciding upon anything is one that moves backward. Step back and look at the whole situation from afar. The first obstacle that arrives on the course of any decision is one that cannot be avoided: the cost. The cost of any product decides the whole dilemma for itself. Since heat proofing solutions have become common in Pakistan over the past decade, the prices have kept themselves leveled in hopes of luring in more customers. The same goes for heat insulation. As for which one is pricier, the answer is heat insulation, which requires more materials and a workforce to complete the task. Heat proofing is cheaper, but as the resistance against temperatures goes up, so do the prices.