Existing Homes: Insulation Information for Homeowners
Did you know that 90 percent of U.S. homes are estimated to be under-insulated1? This means your home is likely one of them. Many homes have been built without enough insulation. The Orr Industries team is here to help.
Benefits of Adding Insulation to Your Home
- Improves comfort year round
- Helps to create a healthier indoor environment
- Added sound control
- Reduces energy usage
- Helps to lower energy bills (savings vary)
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NOW IS THE TIME TO REINSULATE!
By upgrading the insulation in your home, you may be able to get money back. 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, 2021. Don’t miss out on this chance to get money back for insulating your home. Please contact us if you have any questions about how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.
If insulation makes you think of dusty, hands-off stuff, it’s time to think again. The experts at Orr Industries trust leading manufacturers like Owens Corning for high-performing insulation products. Learn all about our product line-up:
It pays to re-insulate!
In 2016, Remodeler Magazine’s “Cost vs. Value” report found that adding fiberglass attic insulation topped its “return on investment” list for home improvement projects. The report suggests that the average homeowner will recoup 117% of the initial investment to add insulation. This figure only speaks to what it does to a home’s value; it does not take into account any possible energy bill savings. Learn more about the value of insulation here.
1Estimate developed by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) based on an analysis of the single-family detached residential building stock by Boston University. Under-insulated here means when compared to the minimum prescriptive wall and ceiling insulation R-values found in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).