Do you have questions about home or commercial insulation? Below, you can find frequently asked questions about both. Feel free to contact Installed Building Products San Antonio if you can’t find an answer to your question!
How does insulation work?
Insulation makes your home more energy efficient by stopping heat transfer (meaning your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter). Different types of insulation work in different ways—thermal insulation like fiberglass traps heat; radiant barrier, installed under the roofline, helps reduce radiant heat.
What are the different insulation materials?
There are several insulation materials available. Common ones are:
What parts of my home should I insulate?
Attics should always be insulated—you can also install insulation in walls and crawl spaces. Talk to an insulation professional about your specific home and situation.
How much can insulation save?
There is no single correct answer for how much insulation saves. The amount of insulation energy savings you’ll see depends on the insulation materials you use, the area of your home you insulate, the size of your house, etc.
What is the R-value of insulation?
The R-value of insulation is a measurement of its resistance to heat flow. It depends on the material, thickness and density of the insulation. In general, higher R-values indicate a more effective insulation material.
How much insulation do I need?
There is no single correct answer. The amount of insulation you need depends on a few different factors, including where you live, how big your home is, the type of HVAC equipment you have and the area you’re insulating. For example, you may need more attic insulation and not as much wall insulation.
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Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort & value to homes & buildings.
We provide blown cellulose insulation solutions for residential and commercial projects.
Our team installs energy-efficient spray foam insulation to keep homes and buildings more comfortable.
We can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable with an attic radiant barrier.