Insulation basics and a little about the science of insulation…
Heat is a form of energy and always seeks a cooler place – flowing out of your home in the winter and flowing into your home in the summer. Fiber glass insulation resists the flow of heat – keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. By reducing heat flow, fiberglass insulation reduces the cost of heating and cooling your home. A well insulated home makes it a more comfortable place to live and adds to its resale value. Whether you live in an old home or a new home, it pays to insulate.
In addition to resisting heat flow, fiberglass insulation absorbs sound. When installed in the walls and ceiling it reduces the noise from outside and from one room to another.
And insulation is not just for attics and outside walls. Insulation should also be installed in other areas of your home such as ceilings with unheated spaces, basement walls, floors above vented crawl spaces, on the walls of encapsulated (sealed) crawl spaces, cathedral ceilings, floors over unheated garages or porches, knee walls, and in between interior walls (especially bathrooms), ceilings or floors for extra sound control.
Insulation efficiency is measured by something called its R-value. The “R” refers to the product’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Insulation manufacturers print R-values of their products, either on the bags or on the labels. In most cases, R-values are also printed on the facings of fiber glass batts and rolls.
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