Common Insulation Questions
When it comes to insulation, here are some common questions, along with the answers that our Service Partners pros typically provide.
What Is R-Value?
R-value measures how well insulation materials can resist heat. The higher the R-value on the insulation material, the higher the resistance from heat. Different regions of the United States require different R-values and levels of insulation, in order to properly insulate attics, crawl spaces, floors and ceilings in all construction types.
Insulation provides a number of benefits to residential and commercial construction, including energy efficiency, sound control, moisture control, indoor air quality and comfort. Without insulation, unconditioned areas of a building can affect the efficiency and comfort of conditioned areas. In addition, outdoor elements can come in and cause an HVAC system to overwork, leading to higher energy bills and extra maintenance costs. Indoor moisture can also cause mold build up within walls and flooring, leading to structural damage in construction.
Where to Insulate?
Insulation is effectively used to insulate under-insulated areas, such as attics, basements, crawl spaces, exterior walls, exterior floors, and knee walls in residential and commercial construction. It is commonly used to insulate walls, attics, lofts, ceilings, garages, ducts, plumbing, floors, windows and doors in all construction types.