We understand that there are many questions when it comes to insulation, so we have the answers!
The R-value of any insulation refers to how well it stops the transfer of heat between the area behind the insulation and your living space. A higher number is generally better. R-values are determined by the weight per square foot, thickness, and type of material and can range from around 3.1 or more for an inch of blown fiberglass insulation to 6.0 or higher for closed-cell spray foam insulation.
R-value recommendations are based on geographical location, which is divided into zones. The Tampa Bay area falls under Zone 2, and attic insulation values for uninsulated spaces here are recommended between R30 and R60. If there is an existing three to four inches of attic insulation present, it is recommended to add R25 to R38. Our insulation experts will carefully inspect your home and calculate your exact needs for maximum comfort and efficiency.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average home spends nearly $1,500 a year on energy, with over 40% of that figure going towards heating and cooling. They also estimate that homeowners may be able to reduce those costs by 10 to 50% by implementing energy-saving measures, including additional insulation.
Common insulation types include:
Adding more insulation to your attic space and ensuring you have adequate amounts of insulation in your floors and walls can result in a number of benefits, including:
Ask your contractor the following questions before hiring:
Take a look in your attic, and if you can see your floor joists, there is evidence of mold, the insulation looks rotten or deteriorated, or there are bare spots with no insulation, contact Installed Building Products of Tampa for expert advice.
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