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How Much Insulation Does Your Home Need?

blown-in insulation installation in attic

When it comes to energy efficiency, nobody’s home is a perfect 10 out of 10. There are always solutions for improvement and making your home more energy-efficient and comfortable all year long. One of the best solutions is installing insulation.

As you’re getting ready to insulate your Miami, FL home, some of your first questions might be, “How much insulation do I need?” or “What are Florida’s insulation requirements?” The amount of insulation your home needs primarily depends on two factors:

  • The region you live in
  • The area of your home that needs to be insulated

If you are interested in insulation services in the Miami-Dade area, IBP of Miami is the insulation contractor for the job! Give us a call at (305) 929-8657 or contact us online for more information on residential or commercial insulation.

The Right Amount of Insulation for Your Home in the Miami, FL Area

Insulation R-Value

R-value is an important part of insulation—it is an indication of a particular material’s resistance to conductive heat flow. In general, the higher the R-value (thermal resistance), the greater the insulation’s effectiveness. The R-value depends on the insulation’s type/material, thickness and density. Although a higher R-value in general means a more effective insulator, the highest R-value possible may not necessarily be right for your project. One example of this is if the space you’re insulating already has existing levels of insulation.

Also, houses in certain climates don’t need as much insulation as others. For example, homeowners in Alaska don’t need to worry about insulating against extremely warm temperatures—but the weather is quite different in Florida. That’s why different regions of the United States have different recommended insulation levels. Here in the Miami-Dade area, we are in zone 1.

Insulation Climate Zones Map

Learn More About Insulation Installation Services

Unsure of what type of insulation you need in your Miami, FL home? Read more about:

  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass, which has been used to insulate buildings for decades, is one of the most commonly used types of insulation. It is made of tiny glass fibers and is available as blown-in or batts.
  • Spray Foam: Typically made of polyurethane, spray foam is applied wet and expands into thick foam. Spray foam insulation can be installed in crevices and hard-to-reach areas and can help reduce air infiltration. Metro Home Insulation is the largest foam insulator within the IBP network!
  • Radiant Barrier: Radiant barrier insulation is typically installed in attics and is beneficial for all types of properties, particularly ones with air ducts in the attic, asphalt shingle roofing or with little to no shade from trees.

Contact IBP of Miami today to get started on your insulation installation today! Just give us a call at (305) 929-8657 or contact us online to learn more!

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