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Understanding R-Value of Insulation Products

By May 11, 2022No Comments

Are you in the market for new insulation, but unsure about how much you might need? Keep reading for a crash course on the basics of R-value, so you can know your insulation products!

Heat always moves from warm to cold, until there is no difference in temperature. The goal of insulation is to prevent this from happening between your home and the outdoors. R-value, also known as thermal resistance, is the measure of how well your home withstands this movement of warm air to cold air.

R value ruler scaled

Your insulation technicians will install rulers around your attic space to measure the amount of insulation installed, in order to meet the required R-value.

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.

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