DOE/CE-0180
2002

Department of Energy
Assistant Secretary
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contents:

Introduction

How Does Insulation Work for You?

Building a New House? Some Things You Should Know

Does Your Home Need More Insulation?

Determining the R-Value You Need for an Existing House

Making Your Decision

Before You Insulate

You Must Prevent Moisture Accumulation

What Kind of Insulation Should You Buy?

Make Your Selection

Check the Label Before You Buy

Can You Do It Yourself?

If You Do It Yourself

If You Have It Done Professionally

Other Places in Your Home for Added Insulation

Want to Know More?

R-Value Recommendations

About This Fact Sheet

About This Fact Sheet

Prepared by the
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6285
managed by
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RESEARCH CORPORATION
for the
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
under contract DE-AC05-96OR22464

for

The Materials and Structures Program
Office of Building Systems
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585-0121

Building Envelope Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For more information, contact the program manager for Building Envelope Research:

André O. Desjarlais
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P. O. Box 2008, MS 6070
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6070

E-mail Andre Desjarlais


This page updated on January 19, 2004 by Juanita Denton.