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Insulating a New Home

The most important aspect of insulating a new home is doing it properly. Most homes are insulated with the same type of standard fiberglass insulation - the key is installing it correctly.

Installing fiberglass insulation takes time and care. When installing it in roof rafters there must be an air space for the smooth flow of air between the insulation and the roof sheathing. Styrofoam proper vents are needed to insure air flows from the soffit vents through the rafters to the ridge vent.

Insulation should be stuffed in all the nooks and crannies by all doors and windows. Many buyers want insulation in all interior bedroom and bathroom walls to retard sound.

Fiberglass insulation comes in R13 for floors and walls, R19 for 6" exterior walls and R30 and R38 for ceilings and rafters.

Other types of insulation include foil faced polyisocyanurate foam sheathing boards and polystyrene foam wall sheathing. These type of sheathing boards have R values of 5.

Any builder can insulate a home, but it takes a professional home builder to do it properly . This is why you should contact Mountain View Homes to build and insulate your new dream home!

Below are some of the websites of the better known insulation manufacturers.

Owens Corning Corporation

Homasote Company