How much insulation does a house need?

Answer Houses located in the southern U.S. states should have insulation in their attic totaling an R-value rating of R30 to R60. Middle-latitude states' homes' attics should total R38-R60. In northern ... Read More »

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How much will attic insulation reduce the temperature in a house?

If a "radiant barrier" form of insulation is used in the attic, the temperature of the home could cool by approximately 13 to 15 degrees. A homeowner could save between 5 and 10 percent on energy ... Read More »

How much cellulose insulation do I need?

To get the maximum possible sound and temperature insulation, a densely packed application is recommended. A densely packed installation can be achieved by using 3½ pounds of cellulose insulation... Read More »

How much attic insulation do you need?

On One Hand: Assess Your SituationDifferent insulation materials produce a variety of "R-values," which is the resistance that the insulation has to heat conduction. Warmer climates and lower ceili... Read More »

How much blown insulation do I need?

Insulating a home adds value to the home and reduces heating and cooling costs. The type of insulation you choose depends on the size of the home and where the insulation will be placed. In the cas... Read More »