When you’re having some work done in your home for the insulation, you’ve likely heard your roofing company throw the term “R-value” around. For the uninitiated, the R-value was created to measure a housing component’s thermal resistance to heat flow, such as the siding. But how valuable is the R-value, really?
Here, the trusted roofing experts of Moss Roofing reveals just how valuable is the R-Value.
How Valuable is the R-Value?
The short answer to the question of how valuable is the R-value is simple; it’s not much. Because it’s often stated that the higher the insulation’s R-value is, the better, some homeowners tend to make the mistake of thinking that a value of R-40 is better than R-20 in terms of insulation. In truth, however, upgrading your insulation’s R-value won’t make much of a difference. To make a well-informed decision on what to do with your home’s R-value, you can always ask your siding and roofing contractor for advice.
The Real Issue
The reason why the R-value doesn’t make much of an impact in terms of insulation is that the issue lies with heat loss through air leakage. According to studies, 40% of your home’s total energy loss stems from air leakage and regardless of R-value, it’s also been found that even the best insulation on the market can’t do much to control air leakage without major repairs being done on your home. Again, if you find yourself stuck on how to improve your home’s insulation, you can always ask experts like Moss Roofing for their assistance.
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