Insulation FAQs

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.
Can insulation help with noise control and air quality?
Airborne noises such as conversation, running appliances, electronic devices and household equipment carry and echo through walls, ceilings and floors. Good insulation has the ability to drastically reduce such atmospheric interference, leaving rooms much quieter.

According to Energystar.gov, insulating your home can reduce the noise from outside your house as well as making it harder for pollen, dust and insects into your home, better humidity control and lowering the chance for ice dams on the roof/eves in snowy climates. 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
  • Loose Fill
  • Rigid Foam
  • Spray Foam

Insulation Materials

  • Fiberglass
  • Cellulose
  • Spray Foam
  • Radiant Barrier (warm climates)
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. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Are financial incentives available to upgrade my home’s insulation?

Yes! Idaho residents with homes built before 2002 may qualify for an income tax deduction for 100% of the cost of installing new insulation or making other energy efficiency upgrades. Click here for more information.It Pays to Reinsulate!

By upgrading the insulation in your home, you may be able to get money back. The U.S. Federal Government is offering a tax credit of up to $500 (10% of the material cost) for homeowners who make certain energy efficiency upgrades in their home, like adding insulation. This tax credit applies to your principal residence, and the work must be completed by December 31, 2021. Don’t miss out on this chance to get money back for insulating your home.

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