Knowing the Ins and Out of Manufactured Housing Insulation

Insulating your new home properly is one of the most important things you can do to stay eco-friendly, and you can save money in the long run! Modern homes are some of the most and best insulated homes built.


Insulation placed in homes is to help keep a consistent temperature and to lower the heat transfer; which also means insulation prevents loss of heat during the cooler seasons and helps prevent heat from entering home during the warmer seasons. Making sure you have a proper high quality insulation can help keep energy costs lower, due to the fact that the heating and cooling system doesn’t have to be used as much to maintain temperature.


What is “R-value?”


The “R” in R-value actually stands for “resistance”, such as resisting transfer of heat. The higher the R-value is, the more resistance the insulation has against heat transferring through. The ceiling insulation usually carries the highest R-value, because of heat rises; thus, also helps prevent the heat from escaping through the tops of your home (roof area) during the colder seasons.


The maximum heat transmission levels vary from state to state, and are split in zones called U/O Value Zone Map. The map shows the insulation that goes inside manufactured homes to ensure that it does not exceed the HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) maximum.


The U/O Value Zone

The U/O Value Zone


Safety Precautions you Should Take With Insulation


The HUD Code are guidelines for manufactured housing, and carry a lot of safety regulations. This includes the fire safety requirements for insulation. To ensure fire safety, manufactured homes abide by flame spread rating requirements. The HUD Code also gives guidelines on smoke- developed rating equipments for insulating materials; which measures how much a material gives off as it burns. Having a limit in place for insulation within manufactured homes can help increase the safety of homeowners in case of a fire.

We can ensure you that our manufactures have the quality insulation you and your families would want in your home. The insulation that are constructed is compliant to proper requirements to help keep you safe. If you’re interested in either a modular or manufactured home, be sure to contact us!: Call us at (518) 580-1305, visit our Facebook, or send us your questions here!