Understanding R-Value Insulation

Blown In Home Insulation MNTo insulate a home or building means that you have decided to further invest in the property, making its price value go up and the utility bills go down. In Minnesota, having a home that is well insulated can mean a world of difference come summer and winter. Without it, you will be throwing your money away with all of the heating and air conditioning bills you pay throughout the year. When you make the decision to further insulate your home, you should be well informed and aware of exactly what type of product you use and what kind of insulation contractor to partner with. If you live in Minnesota, Tollefson Bros. Exteriors can help with all of the above!

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Let us help you! Utility bills rise everyday – cut some costs and increase the efficiency of your home! With over 25 years of experience in the Twin Cities Metro area, we can save you approximately 20% on your energy bills each year. Our experienced and certified crew can come into your home and explain the recommendations for your particular residence, most importantly, it’s R value. If you want the job done right at a price you can afford, Tollefson Bros. Exteriors is the only place to call.

Determining The R Value

So what’s ‘R Value Insulation” anyways? In a nutshell, the R value measures resistance to warm air flow. The higher the R value, the thicker the insulation is. When you decide to insulate your home, it’s important to utilize a professional for determining this value. We never just slam you with the highest R Value (R-60) because it may not be what your home needs. Our team of professionals will come out and evaluate your home to see what options are personally best for you. BBBRRRR! Most colder climate homes need a minimum of R-49 in their attic. We recommend anywhere from R-38 to R-60 for our temperamental climates. However, wall insulation and floor insulation can vary greatly. Proper ventilation of a home is always taken into consideration as well as the type of insulation you would like to use. Different insulation materials yield different R values. For example, installing a loose fiberglass can produce an R value from 2.2-2.9. Polyurethane foam can produce an R value of 5.6-8.0!

Understanding R Value insulation can be tricky but our team at Tollefson Bros. Exteriors is ready to talk you through it. As a reputable insulation contractor in Minnesota, we can guarantee reliable insulation and quality work. For more information or a free estimate, call us today at 952-881-2218.

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