Many people are not familiar with insulation R-values, but it is very important that homeowners in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Davenport, Plant City, Fort Meade, Haines City, Lake Wales, Mulberry, and Auburndale, Florida understand this concept.
Insulation R-values refers to the thermal resistance, or how heat flows through the thickness of a material, such as the insulation made to keep heat out or hold heat in your home. Therefore, the higher the R-value number, the better the effectiveness of the building’s insulation. Insulation is meant to stop the flow of heat, so closing off gaps, air pockets, or cracks around and in insulation is important in factoring the effectiveness of the insulation. When having a building insulated, the insulation R-values are used to determine the amount of insulation needed. However, it is important to remember that while using insulation R-values is a great way to determine the amount and type of insulation you need, it is not the only factor that should be considered. These factors include temperature changes, humidity in your area, and wind. But knowing the R-value is a very good place to start when it comes to choosing the amount of insulation you need in your crawlspace, attic, walls, flooring, and ceiling. Knowing about insulation R-values will also help you to choose which type of insulation will be better for your needs. Batting insulation has a different R-value than blow-in insulation, depending on its thickness, how deep you spread it, and the materials used. Though not everyone fully understands insulation R-Values, it is a topic worth discussing with your insulation contractor before you begin your residential insulation installation. At Polk County Insulation, we’d be glad to assist you with any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us today at our offices in Auburndale, Florida and ask about our Insulation R-Values services.