If you’ve seen us talking about R-value and wondered what that is, well here’s the simple answer: R-value is a measure of thermal resistance. For our purposes, that means it’s the ability of an insulating material to block the transfer of heat, keeping your home warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer.
A home with a higher R-value will be less expensive to heat in the winter, than one with a lower R-value.
The R-value of your home depends on many different factors, and will obviously vary from one part of the house to another. However, you can use this simple form to help you calculate how your home’s insulation score, and find out how well your insulation is working for you.
Just answer the questions below: