How to achieve recommended R-Values
If you want to add some insulation to your home, then loose fill attic insulation should be on your list. Because heat will rise, it can escape through your attic. That’s why it’s important that you insulate your attic.
This refers to the thermal resistance of the insulation fabric. The higher, the more resistant the material is. The value is calculated considering the cooling and heating systems from your house and also the climate.
Loose fill insulation
Loose fill insulation has a fibrous materials as a component. This is made from different treated, recyclable materials.
Cellulose loose fill insulation
This type of insulation is made from recycled newspapers and boxes, or almost anything made from paper. Some chemicals are mixed with the cellulose to make it fire proof and also pest-free.
Fiberglass loose fill insulation
It’s made from glass as it’s milted and the spun into small fibers. It is then pulverized, just like the cellulose insulation.
Rock wool loose fill insulation
This loose fill insulation is similar to the fiberglass one. The topmost layer that forms on molten layer is produced then spun until it becomes a fibrous material that can be used for insulation.