Have Questions About Insulation? M&M Has Answers!
We’ve provided answers to some common questions about insulation below. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.
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.
The amount of insulation needed varies depending on location, building type and materials. M&M will review your project’s specifications to determine the optimal R-Value. Click here for more information about Florida’s requirements.
Yes! We are a preferred contractor for Tampa Electric, which provides rebates to customers who make certain energy-saving upgrades such as wall and ceiling insulation. We also partner with Duke Energy, who offers a rebate of up to $200 for upgrading the insulation in your attic.
Additionally, the U.S. Federal Government is offering a tax credit of up to $500 (10% of the material cost) for homeowners who make certain energy efficiency upgrades in their home, like adding insulation. This tax credit applies to your principal residence, and the work must be completed by December 31, 2020.
You can also plug in your zip code to ENERGY Star’s Rebate Finder to learn more about the incentives available for homeowners. The U.S. Department of Energy’s DSIRE database is also a helpful resource.
Yes. Airborne noises such as conversation, running appliances, electronic devices and household equipment carry and echo through walls, ceilings and floors. Good insulation can drastically reduce this atmospheric interference, leaving rooms much quieter.
According to Energystar.gov, insulating your home can reduce the noise from outside as well as make it harder for pollen, dust and insects to enter your home. In addition to keeping the noise levels low, this will also improve the overall comfort of your home.
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. At M&M Insulation, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your specific project so we can determine the right insulation type for you.