It seems that insulation is basically a given with homes in Victoria these days. Whether your use foil insulation, or some other type, there is no doubt that the advantages of insulation run deep. Besides helping you to keep your home at desirable temperatures all year round, there are plenty of other reasons to keep your home well insulated.
Today, we have insulation that can be fitted into all the different parts of your home’s structure. These include cavity wall insulation, underfloor insulation and cathedral ceiling insulation. As you may already know, insulation comes available in different R value ratings, which basically serve to classify just how efficient the insulation in question is. Before we answer the question: What is a good R value for exterior walls?—we will first talk a little bit about why you should insulate your home.
Why Insulate Your Home?
If you’ve been following our blog posts, we’re sure you already know why you should insulate your home. For those who are joining us for the first time, we recommend you read our article titled 5 Reasons to Insulate Your Home This Year.
Just to give you a quick rundown, the primary purpose for insulation was always to keep your home protected from the hot summer and cold winter weather conditions. Once insulation started getting more popular, people begun to notice other major advantages to keeping a well insulated home. They were not only saving lots of money in gas and electricity bulls, but they were also reducing environmental harm by preserving natural resources.
Selecting the Right R Value
When it comes to choosing insulation with the correct R value for exterior walls, there is no one size fits all approach. A better question to ask is, what R value is optimal for my home? Each building and the environment it’s in is different and may require a different R value rated insulation. While it seems that if you just opted for the highest R value rated insulation, you would be fine—this approach can be wasteful. In actuality, your home may not actually require such efficient insulation. A good approach to finding the best R value insulation for all areas of your home is to have an expert assess your property and let you know what their recommendation is.
Purchasing insulation with an R value that has been prescribed to your unique property is usually going to result in you receiving the most efficient and effective set up. If you’d like help selecting the right insulation, feel free to contact an insulation expert from our team today on 1800 354 717.
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