Does REScheck account for compression of insulation in a wall assembly?
REScheck uses nominal insulation R-values. The program does not calculate for compression. For example, if R-19 is entered as the cavity insulation R-value, it assumes the full R-19 in REScheck. Walls with insulation R-values equal to or less than R-15 are modeled in REScheck as having 2x4 studs at either 16” or 24” O.C. (on center) and cavity wall insulation R-values greater than R-15 are modeled as 2x6 studs at either 16” or 24” O.C. For more detailed information on how the walls are calculated please refer to the Methodology/Technical Support document.