How Do You Figure Out How Much Insulation You Need?

Insulation helps to keep homes cooler during the dog days of summer and warmer during the frigid depths of winter. In other words, it lessens the burden on your HVAC system and reduces reliance on heating systems, which in turn boosts energy efficiency and may yield savings on monthly energy bills. In order to maximize these benefits, almost all parts of the home need to be insulated to some degree, including floors, the attic, garages, walls, and even crawl spaces and basements. So, when you’re ready to have one – or even all – of these spaces insulated, you may wonder how much insulation you actually need for a given area.

For rigid board insulation, the answer is actually fairly simple. Generally speaking, the amount of insulation you need for a given area can be found by calculating the surface area, or width multiplied by length. For walls and other areas with depth, you may have to account for that as well, which can be difficult for someone without the proper know-how or home insulation experience. Insulation for attics can be even more complex, as there are different options to choose from, including blown-in fiberglass insulation.

Here at Beldon®, we proudly install Owens Corning AttiCat blown-in fiberglass insulation. This lightweight, expanding home insulation is some of the most effective and energy efficient on the market. It does not compress or settle over time, meaning that it will provide years of performance. Plus, when installed by our insulation professionals, you won’t have to worry about measuring, because we can determine the right amount of insulation with the correct R-Value (thermal performance of the insulation) to meet your budget and yield the best possible results for your home. Plus, we can typically complete installation in one day or less. For more information, contact Beldon® today.

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