What is R-Value?
When it comes to insulation, the R-Value refers to the ability of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the greater the power to insulate the home. This is very important as it helps to keep the home comfortable and keep the heat or the cool inside the home.
If you are planning on purchasing insulation, understanding R-Value is important in your decision, but it’s not the only thing to consider. R-Value is just one of the facts to consider because it is the ability to prevent heat from entering the home, but it doesn’t factor in convection, radiation, and air filtration.
Despite it not telling the whole story, you still want to make sure your insulation has good R-Value so it does its job. In Atlanta, a new wood-framed home is recommended to have R30 to R60 in the attic, R22 to R38 in a cathedral ceiling, R13 to R15 in the wall cavity, and R25 in the floor. For existing wood-framed homes, an uninsulated attic should have R30 to R60 and the floor should have R19 to R25.
At USA Insulation of Atlanta, we believe that you should have the best insulation possible to keep your home comfortable. This is an important factor in your home. If air is allowed in from the outside or out from the inside, it causes your air conditioning or furnace to work harder. This means more energy or gas spent and more money that you would have to pay on the utility bills.
We encourage you to speak with us about R-Value and learn what works best for you. Our expert team is ready to help you achieve comfort and savings in your life.
Call us today at 678.270.2037 to learn about your options.