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Home Insulation Requirements in Ohio

One of your first questions if you’re insulating your home is, “How much insulation do I need?” The quick answer is that it depends:

  • Batt insulation being installed in a wall.Are you insulating an area that currently has no insulation, or adding to existing insulation?
  • What part of the home are you insulating? Attics, garages and basements/crawl spaces have different insulation requirements.
  • How much insulation is currently in place?

These are a few of the questions we’ll ask as we prepare your estimate. We can also perform an insulation inspection to get an accurate picture of your insulation needs.

Let’s start with an estimate! Call (614) 254-5309 today or contact us online to schedule an in-home inspection.

How Much Insulation Do Ohio Homes Need?

What is Insulation R-Value?

R-value is an important part of insulation — it indicates a material’s resistance to conductive heat flow. The R-value depends on the insulation’s type/material, thickness and density. In general, the higher the R-value (thermal resistance), the greater the insulation’s effectiveness.

Although a higher R-value in general means a more effective insulator, the highest R-value possible may not be right for your project. One example of this is if the space you’re insulating already has some amount of insulation.

Which region of the country you’re in is also a factor in how much insulation you need. Homeowners in Columbus need insulation that reflects our cold winters and warm (but not always blistering hot) summers. In the Columbus area, we’re in climate zone 5.

Map of the U.S. with color-coded climate zones by R-value.

Contact Edwards/Mooney & Moses or call (614) 254-5309 today to schedule an on-site insulation inspection and get an estimate.

What’s the Best Insulation for Ohio Homes?

We created this infographic to help Columbus homeowners understand the materials we use when insulating their homes. The graphic explains the three insulation materials we use most frequently — spray foam insulation, fiberglass batts and cellulose — and how best to use each.

Graphic of which insulation types are best for exterior walls.

Choose Edwards/Mooney & Moses for Your Home Insulation Needs

We offer insulation installation for residential and commercial new construction projects in Columbus and the Central Ohio area. Whether you need to insulate a new home or building, Edwards/Mooney & Moses is the company to call.

Interested in insulating your home or building, or need to replace existing insulation?

Contact Edwards/Mooney & Moses to schedule a free consultation today.

Services We Provide
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Residential Insulation

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort & value to your home.

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Commercial Insulation

We insulate metal buildings, warehouses and other commercial properties.

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Gutters

No matter your gutter needs, the Edwards/Mooney & Moses team has you covered.

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Air Sealing

Edwards/Mooney & Moses provides air sealing services for new homes and buildings.

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Home Energy Evaluation

Your heating equipment is only part of the equation. The efficiency of the envelope (the outer walls, floor, ceiling or roof) also calls for thought.

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