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Insulation R-Value

By March 4, 2022No Comments

R value ruler scaledAre you in the market for new insulation, but unsure of how much you might need? Your estimator will recommend insulating your home to a certain R-value. Keep reading for a crash course on the basics of R-value, so you can be familiar with your insulation products!

Did you know? Heat always moves from warm to cold, until there is no difference in temperature. You install insulation I n your home to prevent this movement of heat between your home and the outdoors. R-value is the measure of how well your home withstands this movement of warm air to cold air.

The higher the R-value, the more insulating power against conductive heat flow is present. You can increase the R-value of your home by increasing the amount of insulation in your home.

R-value of different insulations depends on the insulation make-up, as well as the age and general wear-and-tear on the insulation (such as moisture). Therefore, some insulation types require the installation of more insulation to reach a certain R-value.

Additionally, the amount of required insulation and R-value in your home depends on the climate you live in, as well as how you heat/cool your home and location of insulation installation. For example, Florida residents are recommended to have attics insulated to R-38. However, Massachusetts residents are recommended to have attics insulated to at least R-49.

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