What is R-Value When Choosing Insulation
When building your home, it is essential to research before making a decision. One of them is when you choose the insulation for your home. Buying good thermal insulation is one of the best investments you can make for your home. When you buy insulation, it is common that suppliers sell different types of rigid insulation. Depending on where your home is located and where to install (walls, roofs, etc.), you’ll require a different R-Value.
But what exactly is R-Value?
In insulation, R-Value is a rating that measures how well a material can resist heat flow. R-Value is the reciprocal of the thermal conductivity. R-values range from 1.5 to 7. Higher R-value makes the insulation more effective. Thermal insulations show the amount of heat they can stop when in contact with air compared to other insulation.
Why You need R-value?
Choose an R-Value that will keep your energy costs low. You can look at your energy bill and compare it to similar homes and how much they pay per year on their heating and cooling costs to help you determine what level of insulation will work best for you. Not only that but having a good R-value insulation increases your property value.
Where to install?
When deciding on insulation, it’s also critical to understand where you can benefit the most from higher-rated insulation in your home. For example, installing insulation with a higher R-value in your roof is more important than your walls as most heat is transferred through the roof.
Understanding all of this and choosing insulation on your own could be confusing, and that’s why at Ridgewater Homes, our expert team will help you out on your every step so you can be rest assured throughout your home building journey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.