Insulation R-Value Ratings Explained
Every Wisconsin homeowner understands that energy costs are a major expense each and every month. The cold winter months force you to spend a small fortune on heating your home and it’s time that you put an end to that once and for all. One of the easiest ways to get your energy costs under control is by upgrading your home’s insulation. To determine the effectiveness of insulation, products are given an R-value to determine the best insulation for your home. However, this leaves many homeowners wondering what an R-value is and how to know if you’re selecting a product with effective insulating properties.
The R-value is the insulating materials’ thermal resistance. A higher R-value will allow you to feel safe knowing that the material you’ve selected is better able to resist the transfer of heat through it, keeping more heat in or out of your home, depending on whether you are trying to heat or cool your home.
How Insulation Works
With a better understanding of what an R-value means, it makes it easier to break down exactly how insulation works. Heat is transferred in one of three ways, either through conduction, convection, or radiation. The primary purpose of your home’s insulation is to slow the conductive and convective heat flow. This means that heat will spread from warmer to cooler points in your house until the temperature is the same everywhere. Unfortunately, this includes uninsulated spaces so if your attic isn’t properly insulated, you will continually lose heat from the rest of your home as it spreads to warm the cooler attic space.
Keeney Home Services Offers Outstanding Attic Insulation Services
If you’re looking for the best local home improvement contractor for attic insulation services at your home, look no further than the experts at Keeney Home Services. We are an authorized franchisee of the nationally renowned Dr. Energy Saver network. Since 2009, our knowledgeable team members have utilized quality products to deliver the optimum experience for your home.
In addition, we specialize in helping you understand your home’s current energy efficiency, suggest repairs, and perform the work ourselves. In fact, we can help you understand R-value ratings and ensure that your new insulation will suit the needs you have for your Wisconsin home. We even specialize in a wide array of services aimed to lessen your home’s carbon footprint and save energy each and every month. This will allow you to receive the maximum energy and cost-saving results with the least amount of hassle.
Let’s Get Started!
If you think your Wisconsin home needs attic insulation to enhance the energy efficiency of your home, contact Keeney Home Services today. We will happily schedule an on-site consultation and free cost estimate at your earliest convenience.