Get to Know Your Insulation Values

Big numbers are better. Those four words, “big numbers are better”, are about as much as the average person might know about insulation values. The “R” value (RSI for metric measurements) is a number that represents a system for measuring the thermal resistance of insulation, and in general terms a higher number does indicate increased insulating capacity.

The numbers, however, only tell part of the story. Simply blowing in more insulation into an attic does not always solve the presenting problem. Whereas a material such as the polyurethane spray foam or blown-in cellulose that Above All uses may come with a superior R value, that value will only be achieved if the materials are properly installed. This is where Above All can make the critical difference. Our professional installers provide you with the most efficient insulation system because they pay attention to the following details:

  • No leaks. Proper air-barriers and vapour retarders that ensure that moisture will not be a problem.
  • No gaps. Voids, or low spots in the insulation, is one way heat can be lost.
  • No compression. If the applied insulation is compacted due to improper installation, the effective R value is lowered, and the consumer ends up paying more money for a less effective system.
  • No fluff. To save on insulation, it’s tempting to puff it up with air during the blowing-in process so that the insulation appears to have the proper depth. However, when the insulation settles the homeowner will not have the required amount to achieve the promised R-value. Above All installers make sure you get what you pay for.

Above All Roofing & Exteriors is your one-stop insulation specialist. We will help you design a complete assembly, from soffits and roofing all the way to the precise amounts of needed insulation, that you will need to maximize your insulating dollar. Call 204-999-4674 today to set up an appointment with one of our highly qualified estimators. You’ll be glad you did.