Have Questions About Insulation? CD Has Answers!
We’ve provided answers to some common questions below. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.
What is R-Value?
The “R” in R-value stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the higher the level of resistance and the greater the insulating power. R-value requirements vary depending on climate and building type.
What R-Values are recommended for homes in this area?
The amount of insulation needed varies depending on location, building type and materials. CD will review your project’s specifications to determine the optimal R-Value. You may also check out the state of Iowa’s energy requirements here.
Are there any incentives available to insulate?
Yes! CD Insulation partners with both MidAmerican Energy and Alliant Energy to help homeowners have more energy-efficient spaces. Through these partnerships, customers may be able to receive rebates for their insulation upgrades. Click here for more information.
Can insulation help with noise control?
Airborne noises such as conversation, running appliances, electronic devices and household equipment carry and echo through walls, ceilings and floors. Good insulation has the ability to drastically reduce such atmospheric interference, leaving rooms much quieter.
According to Energystar.gov, insulating your home can reduce the noise from outside your house as well as making it harder for pollen, dust and insects into your home, better humidity control and lowering the chance for ice dams on the roof/eves in snowy climates. In addition to keeping the noise levels low, this will also improve the overall comfort of your home.
What are the main types of insulation to choose from?
There are a few types of insulation materials to choose from, each having its own set of pros and cons. Insulation Types
- Batt & Roll
- Loose Fill
- Rigid Foam
- Spray Foam
- Spray Foam
Which product is the best?
Every insulation job has its own unique set of requirements, and every homeowner has their own budget guidelines. To make an informed decision, it’s extremely important to talk to a knowledgeable insulation expert so you can learn exactly what options are best for you. Call us at (319) 338-5568 for a free, no-obligation consultation.