- How many bags of insulation do I need per square foot?
If you're aiming for R-30 (a common recommended value for attics per the Home Depot chart), the GreenFiber chart gives 40.8 bags per 1,000 square feet of gross coverage. Divide the measured square footage you obtained by 1,000 square feet to obtain the multiplication factor: 1,500 square feet/1,000 square feet = 1.5.

- What is the R-value of 4 inches of insulation?
For areas with 3-4 inches of existing insulation, you will need an R-value of 38-49. For insulating flooring, you will need an R-value of 25-30.