Big City Insulation
of Idaho
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How Much Insulation Does Your Home Need?

As you’re preparing to insulate your home, one of your first questions will most likely be, “How much insulation do I need?” 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.

We recommend having a Boise insulation contractor inspect your home to determine exactly how much new insulation you need.

Call 208-488-4962 today for a free estimate or contact us online to schedule insulation installation.

How Much Insulation Should You Install in Your Idaho Home?

U.S. map showing color-coded regions by their required R-value ranges.

Insulation R-value is an important part of insulation — it’s 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 generally means a more effective insulator, the highest R-value may not necessarily be right for your project.

The amount of insulation you should install depends on if the space you’re insulating already has some insulation, and which climate your home is in.

Homeowners in Florida don’t need to worry about insulating against extremely cold temperatures — the weather is quite different here in Idaho. Ada County is in zone 5, so an uninsulated attic would have a recommended R-Value of R49-R60.

What’s the Best Place To Install Insulation in Your Boise Home?

While you want adequate insulation anywhere heat enters or exits your home, three key locations should take priority if you want to keep your energy bills under control and stay comfortable: your attic, exterior walls and crawl space.

Of those three, attics are typically the worst insulated and the biggest source of heat loss, but it depends on your home. There are other areas to consider reinsulating as well. If you have a poorly insulated garage, for example, it could be a good area to focus on.

Call 208-488-4962 to learn more about the best place to install insulation in a Boise home.

Insulation Materials We Install in Homes & Businesses

At Big City Insulation of Idaho, we work with a range of materials to better serve our residential and commercial customers on their retrofit and new construction projects:

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Services We Provide
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Residential Insulation

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort and value to new and existing homes.

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Commercial Insulation

Big City Insulation of Idaho is a leading installer of commercial fiberglass, rigid board and rockwool insulation.

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Insulation Removal

Big City Insulation of Idaho provides home insulation removal services.

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