R stands for Resistance. R-Value is used to measure the effectiveness of insulation by measuring the Resistance to the passage of heat through the walls and ceilings of a home.
In the graph to the right, see how Tripolymer® Injection Wall Foam R-Value compares to our competitors.
Our R-value is higher because it fills more of your wall cavity and has a higher density than the other retrofit insulation products. When you buy Tripolymer® Injection Wall Foam insulation, you are buying a higher R-Value, which means you are getting better insulation!
Installed in a standard existing 2″ X 4″ wood framed wall, Tripolymer® Injection Wall Foam will provide an R-value of approximately 18, which is 34% higher than what can be achieved with cellulose and fiberglass! This is a significant difference and is important to attaining an energy efficient home. Another important difference is that unlike cellulose and fiberglass, Tripolymer® Injection Wall Foam will not settle over time so will maintain its insulation value.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 80% of the homes built before 1980 are not considered well insulated. Many of these homes have no little or no insulation, since building codes did not require minimum insulation at that time. Because of our installation process, if you have an existing home with little or no insulation or even if you have underperforming insulation in your walls today, you can dramatically improve your home’s R-Value without tearing down existing wall structures or undertaking major home remodeling projects.
The following map shows the U.S. Department of Energy’s minimum recommended* R-Values for newly constructed wood framed homes in various climates.
*These recommendations are based on the best available information on local fuel and materials costs, and weather conditions. Consequently, the levels may differ from current local building codes.