R-Value. Doesn’t it sound like something out of a physics textbook? And, in some ways, that would be a reasonable place to look. Should it be stated somewhere else? Garage R-Value is something you should be aware of.
Unlike measuring the density of states for electromagnetic radiation, which you’re unlikely to be interested in unless you’re a physicist, R-Value has an influence on your house and you should be aware of it.
R-Value of Your Garage
When it comes to your garage, there isn’t just one R-Value worth of insulation that you should be concerned about. Rather, your garage is made up of many component pieces that will require varying quantities of R-Value.
Exterior Garage Walls
Let’s start with the external walls, which will make up a big section of your garage. Typically, they will be built using ordinary 2-by-4 studs, which will limit the amount of insulation that can be put.
To fully maximize your insulation in this application, you should aim for an R-Value of R-13 or R-15 in these locations.
Then it’s on to the ceilings of your garage. The degree of R-Value you apply here will be primarily determined by whether or not you have a completed space over the garage.
If you do, this will be sitting on joists and will provide you about 10 inches of play in which to install high-density R-30 insulation.
If, on the other hand, your ceiling just reaches up to the rafters, you’ll have more room and can use thicker R-38 insulation between the rafters and the roof.
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Without proper insulation in your home or business, you could be losing money on heat loss, water damage and other unnecessary expenses. Turn to a foam insulation contractor to ensure that your property is fully insulated.
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