A better thermal insulation
The Value of R
R-Value is a measure of how well a two-dimensional barrier, such as a layer of insulation, resists the conductive flow of heat, in short the measure of thermal resistance. The greater the R-Value, the more effective the insulation’s insulating qualities. Important to note, however, a manufacturer’s R-Value applies only to properly applied insulation. Improperly applied product greatly affects its efficacy. Conventional fibreglass batt and blown-in insulation systems may actually perform at a much lower level than indicated by its R-Value label depending on how well they’ve been installed.
The R-Value of insulation is substantially diminished with the presence of air leakage. Often over 40% of a home’s heat loss can be attributed to air leakage.
Spray foam insulation, installed by a certified Foamworks professional, will maintain it’s stated R-Value for the life of the building – guaranteed!
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