Reduce your heating and cooling costs 30-50% and reduce noise 80%.
LOL……LOL That is some serious BS. Insulation makes up about 50-60% of a
wall because of windows, studs, plates, doors. Even worse, walls only make
up about 10-15% of the envelope of a house. This means you are “upgrading”
the insulation in about 5-7.5% of your total envelope. Those numbers are
real, yours are fucking rediculous.
your right d1. Most of noise comes through windows and upper roof. Attic is
a joke for stopping any kind of sound.
I didn’t see them nailing the top portion of the siding back into the
studs. I’m considering this kind of home insulation & I want to be sure the
siding is replaced properly!
@d1incharge I’m considering getting this done but after reading this, what
would you suggest I do? I live in new zealand and my house is freezing in
winter. like 5-10C inside.
@angryteabag Get the most R-value for your money. I don’t know what
products cost in New Zealand, but fiberglass is the cheapest here. Focus
70% of your time/money upgrading the ceiling insulation, 20% on floor, 10%
on walls. If the home is older and possibly leaky, find somebody with a
blower door to test and seal the home, that way you don’t seal it too
Add value to a home: Lie Allergens and Dust?: VOC’s inside the home are far
more dangerous! Sound Control: One of the worst insulations for that Air
tight seal: Now get ready to spend on an air exchager that will fail w/out
notice. leaving your home hazardous to live in. HOMES MUST BREATHE! Lower
your bills 30-50%: Compared with NO insulation at all. More
comfortable:THAN WHAT? No insulation? Safe for the environment? Its a
petroleum product! Made in USA: Pollution anybody!
@d1incharge you sound desperate to convice everyone that this product
doesn’t work. I’ve lived in three homes with fiberglass insulation in the
walls and roof and we froze in winter and boiled in the summer. I would use
spray foam over that rubbish any day of the week.
@1dschamp Wall insulation is @50% of a wall, @5% of the overall envelope,
if you think changing material type of insulation in 5% of the area around
you made an extreme difference, you have got to be a bit loony. Your
“testimonial” might fool people who have never owned a home, but 90%+ have
fiberglass, I don’t hear homeowners ever bitch about cold walls, they will
always be much warmer than the doors and windows.
I don’t know where you are getting your numbers, but wall insulation is NOT
5% of the envelope, nor is it only 50% of a wall. Studs account for ~15% of
a wall. A standard home in my area has 2604 sq ft of netwall, 508 sq ft of
window + door for a total wall area of 3112 sq ft. Removing the studs and
2213 sq ft is left for insulation, or 71% of total wall. NOT 50%.
Considering 1720, 1123, 3112, 1255 for roof, floor, wall, basement that is
31% of the total envelope.
@atomicm0nk My walls are 30% Window and Door, 15-20% framing material. Or
about 50% insulation. I have 3000sqft of floor, 3200sqft of ceiling,
@3000sqft of wall(1500sqft of insulation). That is about 9000sqft total, or
a bit over 15% wall insulation. Not including the fact that wall insulation
is 1/3 as important as ceiling insulation and close to half as important as
floor insulation. Energywise insulated wall is @ 5% value with all
insulation, doubling R in my walls saves 10$/year
how much is it? i live in a 900 sq ft home
where can i contact a spray foam in slation contractor.
ya whats the cost?
The “breathing” comment below is total rubbish! While it is true that a
home must breathe – there is plenty of air exchange in a home with this
type of insulation. VOC’s in your home?? What evidence do you have that
this insulation increases the volatile organics in the home? It DOES add
value to home – I just wonder where you are getting your information – out
of your septic system?
I don’t care what or where you get your numbers from. All that matters is
that it works. Simple test hot coffee in a foam cup and coffee in a regular
cup after ten mins test to see. Foam will still be hotter. I foam my walls
n ceiling and my bill is went from $175 to $60. My windows are next to be
replace they are 20 yrs old. I’m sure my bill will drop more.
he did not renail the vinyl siding back up.It will fall off first wind.
The side locks into clips. It is not nailed toe studs or sheating.
The only thing is how do you know there are foam everywhere sometimes there
could be more than one stud divided(horizontal) inbetween the 2 long studs
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