My Insulation Guy's Resource Center on Home Insulation
My Insulation Guy is committed to providing superior customer service to our client base, which includes answering questions. Some of the most common ones we come across have been included here. Feel free to contact us with any additional inquiries you may have.
How much insulation do I need?
In a short answer, probably more than you currently have. Homes built prior to 1980 won't have enough insulation, and even homes after may be lacking or much of it could be damaged or have settled. This is what makes your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. That means you can keep your home temperature-controlled for less cost per month and feel good about making it more Eco-friendly.
What is an R-value?
When referring to the type of insulation you are getting for your home, you have choices between various R-values. This is the measuring system used to grade the thermal resistance, or resistance to heat flow. Two different types of insulation could have various thickness or weight, but have the same insulating capabilities if the R-value is the same.
What are the benefits of having, adding or replacing insulation?
The main purpose of insulation is to make it easier to maintain the desired temperature in your household and stay comfortable. It is about keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. However, it is also about achieving this by keeping the utility costs as low as possible. Plus, since quality insulation makes your house more energy-efficient, that means less of a carbon footprint for a greener household.
Why would my home need insulation removal?
There are a number of reasons a homeowner may call us for insulation removal, or that we may discover a homeowner needs it! Water damage is the most common reason, followed by pest contamination. Other reasons include fire damage, smoke damage and trampling or settling. If your insulation has been compromised, it is time to remove and supplement or replace what you have in your walls and attic.
What is radiant barrier and how does it help?
To understand radiant barrier it is best to compare it to insulation. Your home's insulation is meant to absorb heat while a radiant barrier is meant to reflect it in order to reduce summer heat gain. How effective it is in helping keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter depends on the quality of the material and the skill of the installation work.
Call us today with any questions you may have or to schedule insulation company service, for your Riverside area homestead.