As the name suggests, attic insulation refers to the materials installed in your attic that help to control energy costs and maintain consistent temperatures throughout your home. Well-insulated attics are much more comfortable and can effectively create more livable space.
When installing new attic insulation, you’ll be able to select from a variety of materials. To choose the best insulation for your circumstances, you’ll need to know where you want to install it and what R-value you want the installation to achieve. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common materials to help you get started:
We compare different kinds of attic insulation by assessing thermal performance, which is measured using R-values. The R-value represents how well the insulation can resist the flow of heat and it is measured per inch of thickness.
As a general rule, the higher the R-value, the better the energy efficiency and climate control.