R values refer to how resistant a particular material is to heat flow. The more resistant something is, the greater the R value will be.
There are many factors to consider when looking at the R values within your home. Is there the proper amount of insulation? Was the insulation installed properly? What kind of climate do you live in? What is your natural gas bill compared to an efficient house of the same size?
All of these factors can give you an idea of how efficient your home is and if you need to make upgrades to your home in order to increase its overall efficiency. In the long run, a higher R value can make your home more comfortable, save money on your heating bill, and prevent costly problems such as moisture intrusion and mould.
The best way to improve your home’s R value is ensure that your attic is properly insulated. Attic space in older homes is often filled with wood chips, asbestos or an insufficient amount of insulation. We offer Owens Corning pink blow-in insulation along with insulation stoppers to provide your home with sufficient and properly installed insulation.
If you are concerned about your home’s insulation or R value, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.