Call for Free In-Home Demo
Home � Insulation

Home Insulation

Home Insulation

Good Insulation means savings on energy costs

Whether you have a new home or an old home, whether you live in the cold climates of Minnesota or the humid climates of Louisiana, it pays to have good home insulation.  Home insulation keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  If you have the right home insulation, this means savings on energy costs.  In addition to saving you money, home insulation can also be a sound absorber.  This means that the right home insulation, when properly installed, can reduce sound transmission from both inside and outside the home.  Having the right home insulation will also increase the comfort of your home, increase its energy efficiency, as well as increase its resale value.

Insulation Sample LayersThe proper home insulation keeps your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer because it resists the flow of heat.  Heat always seeks a cooler area.  In the winter, the heat in your home seeks the cooler temperatures outside and in the summer, the heat outside seeks the cooler temperatures inside.  What keeps this from happening to a significant degree is the right home insulation.  The properly insulated home reduces this heat flow, thereby using less energy for heating in the winter or cooling in the summer.  This means more money in your pocket.

There are numerous options the homeowner has when choosing insulating material:

  • Fiberglass
  • Mineral Wool
  • Cellulose
  • Cotton
  • Foam

What matters most, however, is not the material that home insulation is made out of, but its R-Value.


Home insulation is identified and labeled by its R-Value.  This R-Value stands for its resistance to heat flow.  The general rule of thumb when it comes to R-Values is – the higher the R-Value, the greater the insulation’s effectiveness.  There are several factors that affect the R-Value of the insulation that your home needs.

How Important is Good Insulation?

Insulation installationFinding the source of where your structure is not efficient on energy use is the first step in cutting energy costs.

Were does the average breakdown of energy usage and 'energy waste' come from?

    * 26% Window Solar Gains
    * 7% Walls
    * 22% Attic & Duct Gains
    * 10% Infiltration
    * 35% Appliance Gains
    * Learn More about heat loss and climate control

As you can see a large amount goes through the roof. Adding foil insulation will cut down on that 22% Attic & Duct as well as the 7% walls and the 10% infiltration. The best insulation right now is High R insulation. It is a radiant barrier consisting of a layer of aluminum foil placed in an airspace (like the attic) to block radiant heat transfer. It works better than conventional insulation in blocking the hot roof (in summer) and outer cold (in winter).

With the cost of crude oil and electricity rising, it is an important factor in controlling your monthly expenses for your steel building. Also since steel buildings have few if not zero windows, your use of foil insulation will show even greater energy savings. Don't waste the time getting conventional insulation without first considering the benefits of High R insulation.

How to Determine Which Insulation to Get

Look for the R-value - The higher the R-value, the better the insulation. High R Double Sided Foil Insulation has a consistent 14.5 R value. Compare that to fiberglass blanket insulation with half the R-Value. It has been shown that Fiberglass blanket insulation can also lose more than half it's R value in humid areas.

Go to the Leading Source for Radiant Barrier Foil for Builders.

Your steel building by design is metal. Metal and heat go together. You need to control the heat and using radiant barrier insulation is the most effective way. Get your metal building High R insulation.

Where Do I Need to Install Insulation?

Savings Calculator
Average Monthly Energy Bill:
Monthly Savings: $0.00
Yearly Savings: $0.00
Amazing Financing Options

Amazing Siding is pleased to offer instant on-line financing to qualified buyers with the PROJECTLINE account from GE Money Bank.

How it Works

It's fast and it's easy! Just click on the link below and download application to apply for the credit you need. Once your approved, just bring in your approved paperwork. That’s it!

Amazing Siding Going Green

Amazing Siding has a new committment to you AND to the planet. Not only does Amazing Siding save you money on your heating and cooling bills, but it also helps conserve energy year-round, making the Earth a better place! Learn More

Call us at 800-4-SIDING

ILLINOIS - Chicago Area
Amazing Siding Corp. of Illinois
951 N. Plum Grove Rd. Ste. A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847) 517-7911
Fax: (847) 517-7924
Contact: Paul Stanek - V.P.

TEXAS - Houston
Amazing Siding Corp.
1822 FM 1960 Rd. West
Houston, TX 77090
Tel: (281) 407-0450

OREGON - Portland
Amazing Siding Corp. of Portland
7017 NE Highway 99 Ste. 106
Vancouver, WA 98665
Tel: (360) 699-0690
Fax: (360) 699-0776
Contact: Ken Olinger - V.P.


KANSAS - Kansas City
Amazing Siding Corp. of Kansas City
13746 W. 135th Street
Olathe, KS 66062
Tel: (913) 661-0900
Fax: (913) 322-0651
Contact: Corey Wilcox - Vice President

Amazing Siding Corp. of Seattle
7017 NE Highway 99 Ste. 106
Vancouver, WA 98665
Tel: (206) 575-8979
Fax: (206) 575-8906
Contact: Ken Olinger - V.P.

TEXAS - San Antonio
Amazing Siding Corp. of San Antonio
3393 Thousand Oaks Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78247
Tel: (210) 340-8000
Fax: (210) 257-0056
Contact: Gary Warrington - V.P.


MISSOURI - St. Louis
Amazing Siding Corp. of Missouri
255 Old State Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63021
Tel: (636) 230-5800
Fax: (636) 230-5801
Contact: Jason Linville

TEXAS - Dallas
Amazing Siding Corp. of Dallas
751 Port America Place #810
Grapevine, TX 76051
Tel: 817-329-8830
Fax: 817-329-8522
Contact:  Chris Warrington

WISCONSIN - Milwaukee/Madison
Amazing Siding Corp. of Wisconsin
135 W. Geneva Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Tel: (262) 723-1773
Fax: (262) 723-1790
Contact: Paul Stanek - V.P.

TEXAS - Austin
Amazing Siding Corp. of Austin
6717 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757
Tel: 512-326-8000
Fax: 512-300-2233
Contact: Stephen Warrington - V.P.

Amazing Siding and Windows
2901 N. Argonne 1C
Spokane, WA 99212
Tel: (509) 926-0090
Fax: (509) 926-0111
Contact: Ken Modica, General Sales Manager