R-Value

What is R-Value?

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.

Find out how your home’s insulation measures up

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:

1. How old is your home? (please check one)
<5yrs 5 - 10 10 - 15 15+

2. Do you have cold spots on your wall?

3. Do you have cold spots on your floor?

4. Does your heating bill increase by more than 25% percent from October to December?

5. Do you have cellulose, batt, woodchip or sawdust insulation in your attic?

6. Is your Attic Insulation less than 16" thick?"

7. Which are the coldest rooms in your house? (please check up to three)
Bonus room Basement Master bedroom Bathrooms Kitchen Living room Other

8. Is your basement finished?

9. Is there a lot of sound transfer from main floor to basement?

Your R-Value is estimated at:

What does that mean?

A Score lower than 1000 means: it is highly likely that your home is losing heat through poorly insulated walls, ceilings, etc. You could benefit from new or additional insulation in one or more areas of your home. Book your consultation now to find out more

A Score between 1000-1500 means: our home may be losing heat in a certain area due to poorly insulated walls, ceilings, etc. You could improve your energy efficiency and save money on your utility bills by topping up insulation in one or more areas of your home. Book your consultation now to find out more

A Score greater than 2000 means: your home is well insulated. You may benefit from insulating a unfinished basement or topping up your attic… Book your consultation now to find out more

For a more accurate assessment, please click to schedule an Insulation R-Value Consultation.