Most attics are under insulated. The Department of Energy recommends an R-Value of R-49 for our region, which includes Albany, Saratoga and Lake George, up to Plattsburgh NY and into Western Vermont.
What is R-Value?
It’s the numeric measure of resistance to heat transfer. The higher the R-Value, the better the resistance to heat transfer. R-Value recommendations from the Department of Energy have drastically changed over the past 50 years. Building codes vary. However, code is much less than what is recommended to efficiently heat and cool a home.
How to Determine the R-Value of Attic Insulation
To determine the current R-Value of your home’s insulation, simply measure the amount of fiberglass insulation in your attic (overall thickness) and multiply it by 3. For example, if you have 10 inches of fiberglass insulation, your R-Value is 30.
About Our Attic Insulation
If you have an R-Value of 30 or less, you will benefit greatly from our attic insulation. It is thermally superior to fiberglass insulation with a higher R-Value. The average customer saves to 20-40% on heating bills, covering the cost of the new insulation in under 2 years.
Made of natural fibers and treated with boric acid and other proprietary formulations, our attic insulation is safe for humans, pets and the environment, but deadly to insects and pests. It is also fire retardent and sound-deadening.