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Insulation

Insulation, due to the properties of the insulating materials, must be installed inside a structure and against any barrier located between a cooled space and an uncooled space. Insulation must be installed within all exterior walls, under roofs or in attics, and beneath floors exposed to the outside. It is necessary that insulation covers all the areas of the house where people dwell. Any openings except doors, windows and necessary vents should be covered by insulation. Sealing a home is a simple process if done during construction of the house, also, it is cheap considering the energy saved in the long run. After the electrical, plumbing and heating systems have been constructed, installed and inspected, the insulation will be installed.

R-Values

An R-value stands for the ability of a material to resist the passage of heat. The greater R-Value, the better is its insulation value, and the material's resistance to the passage of heat or coolness. A fibreglass batt 4-inches thick, has an estimated R-Value of 11, the same material in batts 10-inches thick, will have an R-Value of about 30. In a house the greatest potential heat loss will come from the roof, and the least from the floors. Therefore, there are different R-Values that are recommended for different areas in the house. Such as, walls- R30, floors R-19, attics- R30.

Let us assist you in installing insulation either as part of a renovation or replacement or as a new build.