Insulation is one of the more important things to consider when building a new home or when trying to find ways to cut costs. When your home is properly insulated it will keep your cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. A poorly insulated home can cost you thousands of dollars per year. Choosing to upgrade or reinsulate is an investment that will immediately pay off.
There are different types of insulation that have different performance ratings. Cellulose, Fiberglass, Polystyrene, Wool, or Foam are some of the various materials that are used as insulation. Because there are different types of materials insulation is measured in what is called and R-Value which is an insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow. The greater the R-Value the more effective the insulation is and the opposite for the lower values.
To find out more about insualation check out one of our insulation suppliers Knauf Insulation. On thier site you can find all the specs for the various types of insulation.