selecting insulation for new home construction
To properly insulate a new home, you first need know where you need to insulate and the recommended R-values for each of those areas. Use the U.S. Department of Energy's Zip-Code Insulation Program to determine where you need to insulate and the recommended R-values based on your climate and type of heating and cooling system, etc. The program also will provide cost estimates and a rate of return.
Once you know where you need to insulate and the recommended R-values, review our information on the types of insulation available to help you decide what type to use and where.
Before you insulate a new home, you also need to properly air seal it and consider moisture control.
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