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The insulating barrier under the roof protects against heat loss and air infiltration. Deciding which type of insulation to use depends on where you live and the space you're insulating.
Insulating a home to an R-value of 15 can bring energy savings of up to 50 percent. Custom Blow-In-Blanket Systems deliver seamless fiberglass insulation that will not settle or deteriorate over time.
Whether you are increasing the insulation levels in your current home or selecting insulation for a new home, choosing the right insulation material can be challenging. Fibrous loose-fill insulations such as cellulose, fiberglass and rock wool are options you may wish to consider.
Vapor diffusion retarders, air retarders, and air/vapor retarders all relate to the interaction of temperature and moisture in and around the building envelope. A vapor barrier or vapor diffusion retarder (VDR) is a material that reduces the rate at which water vapor can move through a material.
You can't cram the pink stuff into a closed wall. However, blown- or sprayed-in insulation can make a leaky old home an energy miser. Fiberglass, cellulose, and foam can all keep the cold at bay.
Insulation projects entail several variables. The initial purchase price for any insulation product can be boiled down to an R-value cost per square foot, with a higher R-value equating to a higher price tag.
There's more to efficiency than tuning the furnace. Homeowners must insulate ducts to prevent heat or cool air loss.