Your Insulation Questions Answered!

At Keith Porter Insulation, our highly trained team can guide you in choosing the right energy-saving insulation choice. Here are a few answers to common insulation questions. To learn more about the benefits of insulation, call us at (706) 367-9875.

What is R-value?

The “R” in R-value stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the higher the level of resistance and the greater the insulating power. R-value requirements vary depending on climate and building type.

 

What R-values are recommended for homes in this area?

Georgia
Mississippi
Tennessee
Alabama

 

Are there any incentives available to insulate?

Yes! ENERGY STAR has all of the latest income tax credits available to homeowners who make certain energy-efficiency upgrades. The U.S. Department of Energy’s DSIRE database is also a helpful tool for homeowners who want to determine their eligibility for certain incentives. Additionally, check with your local utility suppliers to see if they offer rebates for certain insulation updates.

 

Can insulation help with noise control?

Airborne noises such as conversation, running appliances, electronic devices and household equipment carry and echo through walls, ceilings and floors. Good insulation can drastically reduce such atmospheric interference, leaving rooms much quieter.

 

According to ENERGY STAR, insulating your home can reduce the noise from outside, make it harder for pollen, dust and insects to enter your home, and allow for overall better humidity control. In addition to keeping the noise levels low, this will also improve the overall comfort of your home.

What are the main types of insulation to choose from?

There are a few types of insulation materials to choose from, each having its own set of pros and cons. The insulation type you choose will depend on your needs.

 

Insulation Types

  • Batt & Roll
  • Loosefill
  • Rigid Foam
  • Spray Foam

 

Insulation Materials

  • Fiberglass
  • Cellulose
  • Spray Foam
  • Radiant Barrier

 

Which product is the best?

Every insulation job has its own unique set of requirements, and every homeowner has their own budget guidelines. To make an informed decision, it’s extremely important to talk to a knowledgeable insulation expert so you can learn exactly what options are best for you. Call Keith Porter Insulation at (706) 367-9875 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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