Know the value in insulation R-Values
You might hear people talking about insulation R-Values, but you may not know what it means. Insulation R-Values measure how well the insulation can resist heat movement through it, yet it cannot measure heat movement carried in the air.
Including thicker insulation or high R-Values in your home may not lead to improved thermal comfort and air-sealing. In fact, you may still get higher-than-average heating and cooling bills so it’s important to think about thermal comfort as well as air-sealing when deciding on an insulation material.
Seal in the comfort by sealing your home
Air leakage can account for up to half of your home’s energy loss. Without properly sealing your home, the gaps left throughout your home’s building envelope can equate to the size of a basketball leaking out enough air to fill two blimps every day! A complete insulation and air barrier system ensures that your home doesn’t lose lots of heated or cooled air and provides an effective R-Value. By air sealing your home, you will noticeably reduce your heating and cooling bills by as much as 50%!
Icynene spray foam insulation can provide a high, code-compliant R-value plus air sealing to maximize comfort and minimize your heating and cooling bills.