R-30 / R36 Insulation
R-30 insulation is standard in every Timber Block home. The R-30 insulation exceeds all building codes related to insulation and is typically more than 4 times the level of insulation of a traditional log home. Timber Block’s standard R-30 wall insulation in combination with a tight thermal envelope, results in homes that are highly energy efficient, putting money back in your pockets to spend on things you actually need.
To further maintain our stance as energy efficiency leader within the log home industry, Timber Block is proud to announce the introduction of the new, patented R-36 wall! As some markets are already moving to a mandatory R-30 insulation level, the R-36 insulated wall was developed to stay ahead of the curve. This new, optional upgrade will allow you to enjoy a superior level of comfort in your home and save you even more money on energy bills. Rest assured that with Timber Block’s proprietary R-36 insulated wall, generations to come will benefit from your smart decision today.
Timber Block’s revolutionary and ecological technology has been recognized as the winner of the NAHB 2017 Global Innovation Award for our R-36 patented home building technology, a panelized system that is highly energy efficient and greatly exceeding building codes.
Timber Block was also awarded three NAHB Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence and a Domus Award, for the quality of home construction.
Timber Block’s outstanding technology has made an impact in the industry, helping revolutionize construction which results in an ecological, environmentally-friendly, highly energy efficient structure, that maintains the beauty and warmth of wood, and is constructed in a shorter amount of time, saving time and money for both the consumer and the builder.
More on R-Value
The “R”word used to be one that was avoided in the decision process of a log home but due to the change in building codes, R-values may be a mandatory part of the building process. In short, the bigger the number, the better the insulation effectiveness. In heat and cold, R-value helps to reduce energy costs/consumption.
Consult a Timber Block dealer or “Contact Us” to learn how R-values will not only help you reduce your energy efficiency (both in northern and southern climates) but also maintain the value of your home.
Effective insulation (the area of the entire wall or home) in a Timber Block home is generally above R-27, depending on the design (windows bring the effective insulation level down). And every section of the wall is R-30 from the top of the log to the bottom of the log. As you compare, don’t be afraid to ask what the R-value is from the top of the log to the bottom of the log…not just the ‘ideal’ location for the R-value reading.
Thermal envelope refers to the thermal insulation within the building enclosure. The purpose of envelope insulation is to provide a continuous thermal barrier to minimize heat flow through the walls, ceiling and floor. The R-30 insulation keeps your home comfortable and reduces costs for heating and cooling. Without a quality level of insulation, whether due to the quality of the insulation itself or its installation, your home will not be as comfortable and energy costs will be increased. Timber Block’s proprietary process ensures the insulation is consistent and maintained throughout the entire height of the log and wall structure. In typical home insulation methods, such as fiberglass batt, the insulation could become compressed or installed with gaps resulting in a loss of energy efficiency.
Here is a quick sample of what the experts say…
Recent studies from the U.S. Department of Energy found that over a third of new homes have lower levels of insulation installed than specified and an additional fifth have serious installation problems that result in significantly decreased effectiveness of the insulation. In addition, virtually all of the homes studied were found to have numerous insulation installation defects that reduce the performance of the insulation well below its rated R-value.
- Provide a continuous barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside
- Be installed to the proper R-value
- Be installed without gaps
- Avoid excessive compression
- Be properly labeled or be proper depth to indicate proper R-value
- Insulate correctly for the climate in which it is being installed