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Building Science of Insulation Moor Row

Nowhere is an understanding of building science more important than in designing the building enclosure. To optimize its performance, we must attend to the whole system as well as to the details. Each component plays an important role on its own and in relationship to the others.

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Building Science of Insulation

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Not yet Expired : expiry date is 4/3/2099 1:50:00 PM Nowhere is an understanding of building science more important than in designing the building enclosure. To optimize its performance, we must attend to the whole system as well as to the details. Each component plays an important role on its own and in relationship to the others.

It would be hard to find a more critical decision than your choice of insulation. In addition to R-value, you also need to look at these materials’ relationship with the rest of the building envelope. Though the fundamentals of building science are unchanging, new products and evolving best practices allow insulation to play an increasingly important role in whole-house system design.

A comprehensive insulation strategy takes into consideration the products’ efficiency, cost, application techniques, and environmental impact. But we also need to factor in the cost of potential warranty claims, comfort complaints, and durability challenges. Let’s take a closer look at some of the products and practices being used to insulate today’s high-performance homes.

Thermal Resistance Defined

Thermal energy travels from hot to cold, so we lose heat from inside to outside in cold months and lose our cool in the summer as heat tries to move indoors.

Insulation’s job is to slow down that transfer of heat. R-value is a measurement of a material’s ability to resist the transfer of energy; as we all know, the higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation.

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