Insulation can not only help protect your home from harsh summers and winters, but it can also make it a comfortable place to live in. Insulation forms a barrier between your home and the climate outside. This barrier helps keep your heat or air conditioning inside and keeps your home at a comfortable temperature.
Even if your home already has insulation, it still may not be as protected as you think. Many types of insulation are not effective against heat transfer due to emission. In addition, insulation loses effectiveness over time as it settles, and only 20% of houses constructed prior to 1980 have sufficient insulation. Let us give your home an evaluation.
Our insulation specialists can evaluate your home to determine whether you need more insulation and if so, what kind you need. After that, we'll get started on your installation as soon as possible.
Homes that are un-insulated are subject to drafts, uneven temperatures from room to room, ice dams, high energy bills, and more.
Each region of the U.S. has a specific insulation "R-value" that homes must meet in order to be safe, comfortable, and energy efficient.
There are three ways that heat can transfer from your home.
Heat transfers through contact.
Heat transfer through movement of heated liquid or air.
Heat transfer from the sun.
The chart below shows how much insulation you should have in your home:
In the Delaware Valley region Attic insulation is recommended to be at least R38.
R-values measure only resistance to convection and conduction, which, while important, are not the only source of a rising power bill. Energy Reflective Insulation is different. By reflecting heat from the sun and providing a barrier between the house and the outside environment, it addresses that third, crucial way of losing and gaining heat, and the accompanying costs. When working in conjunction with existing house insulation, Energy Reflective Insulation provides a complete solution to thermal insulation. By taking a triple-tier approach to thermal insulation, you can create a virtually impenetrable barrier between the cozy interior of your home and the external climate.
At PJ Fitzpatrick we can bring your traditional attic insulation up to code, with either blown-in or batt insulation while adding a barrier to the third type of heat loss/gain; emission with Radiant Barrier Energy Reflective Insulation.
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