What is the Best R-Value for Attic Insulation?

If you’re considering upgrading your attic insulation before winter comes, it’s a good idea to understand all the ins and outs of attic insulation installed by the pros at Vermont Foam Insulation. Here’s the scoop to get you started:

What is R-Value? 

R-value is a rating given to insulation to indicate how effectively it insulates your home. The “R” in R-value stands for resistance to heat conduction. A higher R-value will be more effective in blocking the transfer of heat. Blocking heat transfer works two ways:

  • In the winter your attic insulation keeps heat inside your home.

  • In the summer your attic insulation will keep the outside heat out.

Recommended Attic Insulation R-Value

In southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire, R60 is recommended for attics. Because heat rises, preventing heat loss through your attic is a very cost effective improvement. When you upgrade your attic insulation with the professionals from Vermont Foam Insulation, you can expect lower heating costs, improved comfort, and longer lasting heating and cooling equipment.

What are the Best Types of Attic Insulation for Attics?

There are many ways to achieve R60 insulation in your home. Vermont Foam Insulation installs many different types of attic insulation. What type is best for your home may depend on a number of factors, including budget, the specific features of your home’s attic, and whether you prefer a recycled insulation product. For attics we generally install two types of insulation: 

  • Spray foam insulation (applied to the underside of your attic rafters) 

  • Blown-in cellulose insulation (blown over your attic floor)

Both of these options are applied in amounts to add up to the R60 insulation value needed in our cold climate.

Professional Attic Insulation Installation in Southern Vermont 

Homeowners from Bennington VT to Keene NH rely on the premier insulation company, Vermont Foam Insulation. Our Free Site Visit will help you understand what you’ll need to achieve R60 attic insulation and we’ll also explain how attic insulation paired with air sealing will ensure top performance for your home’s attic space. 

Attic Insulation Rebates Available

Insulation rebates are available through Home Performance with Energy STAR® (HPwES) program. As a certified HPwES contractor we’ll make sure you don’t miss out on these valuable rebates to help improve your southern Vermont or southwestern New Hampshire home.

Improve your attic insulation to R60 and save energy! Call 802-231-4612 or contact us today to learn more.

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