Truth About Home Insulation

Insulation Value Is Determined by More than R-Values

Although you may hear a lot about the R value of insulation, this is not the only number you need to consider when outfitting an attic, wall, or any other area of your home. In addition to allowing for heat transfer by convection and conduction, you must also take radiant heat transfer, or emission, into account. An insulation value for emission, which is the transfer of heat energy via empty space, rather than by direct contact or circulating air, is known as an E-value. It is also the main way that homes lose energy. Although they protect against convection and conduction, traditional insulation materials simply do not provide sufficient resistance to emission, leaving you open to increased energy bills and decreased comfort.

Unlike fiberglass, cellulose, foam, or other types of insulation, The Heat Shield, is specifically designed to protect your home from radiant heat transfer, and its E-value is unmatched. By combining traditional insulation such as fiberglass with The Heat Shield, you can provide for all three types of heat transfer, lowering your energy consumption and therefore your power bill.

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