Have Questions About Insulation? New Prairie Has Answers!
We’ve provided answers to some common questions about insulation below. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.
The U.S. Federal Government is offering a tax credit of up to $500 (10% of the material cost) for homeowners who make certain energy efficiency upgrades in their home, like adding insulation. This tax credit applies to your principal residence, and the work must be completed by December 31, 2021.
You can also plug in your zip code to ENERGY Star’s Rebate Finder to learn more about the incentives available for homeowners. The U.S. Department of Energy’s DSIRE database is also a helpful resource.
The “R” in R-value stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the higher the level of resistance and the greater the insulating power. R-value requirements vary depending on climate and building type.
The amount of insulation needed varies depending on location, building type and materials. New Prairie will review your project’s specifications to determine the optimal R-Value. Click here for more information about R-value requirements in our region.
Yes. Airborne noises such as conversation, running appliances, electronic devices and household equipment carry and echo through walls, ceilings and floors. Good insulation can drastically reduce this atmospheric interference, leaving rooms much quieter.
According to Energystar.gov, insulating your home can reduce the noise from outside as well as make it harder for pollen, dust and insects to enter your home. In addition to keeping the noise levels low, this will also improve the overall comfort of your home.
There are a few types of insulation materials to choose from, each having its own set of pros and cons. At New Prairie Insulation, we typically install fiberglass batts/blown insulation or spray foam, depending on the project scope.
Every insulation job has its own unique set of requirements, and every homeowner has their own budget guidelines. To make an informed decision, it’s extremely important to talk to a knowledgeable insulation expert so you can learn exactly what options are best for you. We’ll sit down with you to discuss your specific project so we can determine the right insulation type.