Insulation

Recommended Levels of Insulation

Insulation level are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The table below shows what levels of insulation are cost-effective for different climates and locations in the home.

Recommended insulation levels for retrofitting existing wood-framed buildings

US map showing recommended insulation levels for retrofitting existing wood-framed buildings

Zone Add Insulation to Attic Floor
Uninsulated Attic Existing 3–4 Inches of Insulation
1 R30 to R49 R25 to R30 R13
2 R30 to R60 R25 to R38 R13 to R19
3 R30 to R60 R25 to R38 R19 to R25
4 R38 to R60 R38 R25 to R30
5 to 8 R49 to R60 R38 to R49 R25 to R30
Wall Insulation: Whenever exterior siding is removed on anUninsulated wood-frame wall:

  • Drill holes in the sheathing and blow insulation into the empty wall cavity before installing the new siding, and
  • Zones 3–4: Add R5 insulative wall sheathing beneath the new siding
  • Zones 5–8: Add R5 to R6 insulative wall sheathing beneath the new siding.

Insulated wood-frame wall:

  • For Zones 4 to 8: Add R5 insulative sheathing before installing the new siding.

Home Insulation with Platinum Shield Thermal Protection System

Keep Your Home Cooler in the Summer, Warmer in the Winter
and Cut Your Energy Consumption by 25-50%!

The Platinum Shield Thermal Protection System is a 2-step process which will keep your home cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter and quieter in every season. All while cutting your energy consumption 25-50%.

roof-deckingSTEP 1: Platinum Shield Barrier is the ultimate four-barrier protection system for your home or commercial building.

  • It’s a thermal barrier, radiant barrier, vapor barrier and sound barrier all in one.
  • It consists of two layers of 99.25% aluminum foil facings, heat laminated to the closed micro-cel foam core.
  • The aluminum foil facing reflects 97% of radiant heat and the micro foam core can provide an R-Value of up to 15.6.
  • The heat lamination means there are no adhesives to add fuel to a fire or toxic fumes to give off, giving it a Class-A and Class-1 fire retardant rating.
  • The closed cel core is designed to prevent condensation from occurring in the core of the product.
  • It is unaffected by humidity and will not mildew or promote fungus growth.
  • Platinum Shield does not lose it’s R-Value when punctured, compressed, or exposed to temperature changes; nor do the seals around the fasteners allow for air flow that would compromise the R-Value. Platinum Shield also provides a sound barrier of 19 db.

radiant-barrier-paintStep 2: R-30 Blown Cellulose Insulation is made by processing recycled newspaper. Unlike fiberglass insulation, cellulose is:

  • Flame Retardant
  • No itchy fibers to breathe or cause skin irritation
  • Holds R-Value
  • Deters rodents and insects
  • Helps the environment by using recycled & repurposed products

The Platinum Shield Thermal Protection System comes with a

Limited Lifetime Warranty and a 25% Savings Guarantee up to $500 per year!

Platinum Shield Thermal Protection System has

Applied Technology and Materials Developed by NASA for the United States Space Program.

The Platinum Shield Thermal Protection System is certified by

The U.S. Dept. of Energy, RIMA International, U.S. Green Builders Council, Business Alliance for Secure Commerce and Energy Star.
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