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Posted on : 11-11-2019 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

Fiberglass Roof Insulation

It may not be the most glamorous investment but it is one of the smartest. Adding additional insulation to your home not only increases comfort but saves on energy costs.

R-Value describes how effective the insulation is at stopping the conductive flow of heat. The recommended R-value for attic insulation in Ontario is between R-50 and R-60.

Different insulations have a different value per thickness.

 

R-VALUE PER INCH
Loose-fill Cellulose 3.1 – 3.8
Loose-fill Fiberglass 2.2 – 2.9
Loose-fill Stone Wool 2.2 – 3.3
Fiberglass Batting 2.9 – 3.8
Stone Wool Batting 3.3 – 4.2
Polyurethane Foam 5.6 – 8.0
Cementiotious Foam 2.0 – 3.9

When deciding where to spend your renovation dollars adding insulation is one of the smartest investments. It lowers energy costs, decreases sound pollution, increases comfort, prevents moisture condensation, and maximizes ROI.

Easy spots in your home to add insulation to are the attic, exterior foundation walls (in an unfinished basement. Also, look at increasing your R-value anytime you’re doing a renovation. Before you start your renovation you are going to need to do a full inspection of the area you want to insulate, so you can be assured that there is nothing that needs to be altered or fixed before starting the process. However, if you do come across something that needs professional attention, you must not go any further until it is fully sorted out, as this can hinder your plans and you will want to make sure you can do this with a clear starting point. If you come across a damp patch, you need to find the source first and see how that can be rectified, either by a plumber or a contractor depending on where you are insulating. If you come across some pests in your attic that has come through, this will need immediate assistance in the form of pest control olive branch services, or services of a similar nature in closer proximity to your home, so you can get this dealt with before starting the renovation. After this inspection is complete and all issues (if any) are rectified, you can then continue on and protect your home in a positive and cost-saving way.

More insulation will help you have a comfortable, quiet, and energy-efficient home.

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