How R-Value Affects Comfort
Published on November 09, 2020
Simply put, R-Value is a measurement of how well the insulation is resisting the “flow of heat” in and out of a building. Generally, the higher the R-Value, the higher the resistance, and therefore the better the insulation performance.
With upgraded insulation and better R-Values, homeowners experience improved climate control throughout the home and enhanced energy efficiency. It adds up to reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills year after year.
Needless to say, R-Values vary with the product type (like blown-in insulation) and the installation approach. Typically, R-Values depend on regional climate needs, but more importantly, a home should be assessed for the best fit.
Factors That Affect Insulation R-Values
Homeowners upgrading their insulation will almost immediately notice improved indoor comfort – and that applies to both winter and summer. Of course, it depends on the type of insulation being installed and the standard of installation work. When professionally installed, blown-in insulation can provide satisfactory R-Values that enhance home comfort while reducing energy usage.
Because every home is different, insulation needs also differ. But with a professional on hand, it’s possible to properly assess the installation space and determine the best product and installation. Homeowners shopping around for a reputable insulation company in Toronto would do well to hire a team with the expertise to recommend R-Value levels that best suit the home’s needs.
Installing Blown-in Cellulose insulation
Amongst the many insulation products on the market, blown-in cellulose provides good coverage in a space like an attic, along with reasonably high R-Values. The insulation “blanket” provides satisfactory density, effectively blocking air leakage and contributing to better air circulation.
Blown-in cellulose is a common product installation for the attic and roof cavity. It’s derived from plant cellulose (for the most part) and therefore considered an eco-friendly product. It’s also an excellent option for “topping up” existing R-Values of insulation material that’s already installed.
Choosing an Expert to Install Insulation
Choosing a professional to install home insulation is simply an assurance of quality. Everything is installed to the manufacturer’s specifications and all work is performed to code. Normally, both product and installation are guaranteed to satisfy customer satisfaction.
Whatever the insulation product, a professional installation delivers much better results than a DIY effort. A professional approach tends to be comprehensive, assuring homeowners of proper air sealing, quality insulation, and effective ventilation retrofits.
Choosing the Right Insulation Company in Toronto and the GTA
Homeowners considering blown-in insulation can rely on EcoComfort Insulation for their every need. After inspecting the property, we’ll recommend a product and installation that best suits the need. We will also recommend the necessary repairs and retrofits to complete the work.
EcoComfort is a professional insulation company in Toronto with decades of experience and expertise. Our product-of-choice for many residential applications is blown-in cellulose – primarily because of the excellent long-term results and the equally cost-effective investment.