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   Here’s a chart for estimating R-value of various insulation materials, based on their thickness:

   It’s important to note that the R-value of insulation is reduced if it is crushed or damaged, which can happen when workmen in an attic trample it down while doing a repair.


While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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Chart courtesy of  InterNACHI