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Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by CamaroDoc, Nov 3, 2013.
Does anyone on here actually do the spray foam insulation?
I'm interested in a response here as well - my house is a modular sitting on a 13 block, above ground first story - I've often thought about getting the block internally foamed
When I remodeled my kitchen this past year I spray foamed the ceiling and walls with kits I bought online. Pretty easy to do and made a noticeable differance in both room temp and soundproofing. Before doing this I had about 2" of blown attic insulation and nothing in my walls. Now I have 4" of R7 foam in the ceiling and 3" in the walls. I would love to do my whole house but it can get pretty pricey.
What a difference in insulation based on where you live...
I have R19 in the walls and R38 in the ceiling (not foam) in both my home and my shop. This is considered "normal" up here.
Must be older house.Here in north Georgia we require r13 in exterior walls,r19 in floors such as crawl spaces and r30 in attics/roofs.
It was built in 1969. Before I bought the house I looked in the attic. The blown in looked to be about even with the tops of the joists so I figured I had 6 or 8 inches. Didnt realize that the roof was trussed and the ceiling joists were only 2x4s. Also the blown in tapers off the farther you get from the attic access hole and its had 44 years to settle.
At least the walls had a vapor barrier....none in the ceiling.
My parent's house was built in 1953 with no insulation at all. A few years ago they got fiber fill blown in the walls and attic. The contractor filled the attic to an estimated R30 and the walls to estimated R20. My dad went around the house and replaced evey window with basic contractor-grade double pane vinyl units. Made a HUGE difference in sound, comfort and energy efficiency. Definetly worth the invesment as its much less expensive and invasive than ripping out walls and rolling in fiberflass.
Never hurts to call up some insulation contractors and discuss your options. May even qualify for a Federal or State tax incentive
I have nothing at all... My house was built around 1908 or so and they never heard of insulation.... My exterior walls are masonry about a foot thick. The roof has 2x6 rafters and I'd like to foam the bottom side of that. It looks like the DIY kits would run me about $2500. I need to find an insulation guy that will swap for Camaro parts...lol.
Got anything for a 400? Tulsa isn't too far away from Wichita, if you need a hand...