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How thick should blown in insulation be?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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Accordingly, how many inches of blown insulation is r30?
In temperate coastal areas such as Zone 3, attic insulation of at least R30 up to a maximum of R60 is recommended. For loose-fill cellulose, this translates to a total depth ranging from 8 inches up to 16 inches.
Furthermore, what is the R value of 12 inches of blown insulation? An R-value is also calculated per inch of width. Therefore, a three-inch-thick board has an R-value of 3. Blown fiberglass installed in the attic has an R-value of 2.2 per inch, so 12 inches of it would give you an R-value of 26.4 in your attic installation project.
In this way, what is the R value of 10 inches of blown insulation?
|R-value of Materials and Depths|
|Mineral Wool blown (wall)||3.1 - 4.0||31.0 - 40.0|
|Cellulose blown (attic)||3.2 - 3.7||32.0 - 37.0|
|Cellulose blown (wall)||3.8 - 3.9||38.0 - 39.0|
Is blown in insulation better than rolls?
Batts, or rolls, are large blankets of insulation that are made from either fiberglass or cotton. Blown insulation is accomplished by blowing out chunks of either fiberglass or cellulose from the hose of a blowing machine. The main benefit of blown insulation is that it is a much more consistent type of insulation.