R-Values in Attic Insulation – What Atlanta Homeowners Need to Know
If you are looking to upgrade the attic insulation in your Atlanta home and are shopping around for the most effective products, you have probably heard a lot about R-values. But what exactly are R-values, why are they so important, and what do they mean to you?
In short, an R-value indicates insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher your insulation’s R-value, the more effective it is in keeping the inside temperature of your home more comfortable without overburdening your heating and cooling equipment. However, the actual R-value of your insulation can be altered by how and where your insulation is installed. For example, compressing your insulation too much can lower its R-value. Also, heat flowing through studs, joists, and rafters can somewhat offset the R-value of the attic insulation in your Atlanta home. Therefore, having your insulation properly installed is the key to maximizing your insulation’s R value and ensuring that your insulation is as effective as possible in lowering your energy costs.
At Arango Insulation, we have more than a decade of experience installing attic insulation in Atlanta homes. Our expert technicians are highly skilled at installing all types of insulation, including batts, rolls, loose-fill, blown-in, radiant barrier, and more. Plus, we offer products from Owens Corning, Johns Manville, and many more of the industry’s leading names. When we install insulation in your home, you not only will receive the manufacturers’ warranties, but we’ll also back our work with a one-year service warranty. As the recipient of the 2010 Consumers’ Choice award and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, you can rest assured that we will stop at nothing to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the job we perform.