Wall Foam Insulation for Existing Homes


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18 Comments

  1. d1incharge
    Aug 18, 2010

    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.

  2. Marko Last
    Nov 13, 2010

    your right d1. Most of noise comes through windows and upper roof. Attic is
    a joke for stopping any kind of sound.

  3. zootedsuit
    Jul 10, 2011

    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!

  4. angryteabag
    Aug 24, 2011

    @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.

  5. d1incharge
    Aug 24, 2011

    @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
    tight.

  6. d1incharge
    Aug 24, 2011

    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!

  7. 1dschamp
    Dec 11, 2011

    @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.

  8. d1incharge
    Dec 18, 2011

    @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.

  9. Dennis Myers
    Jan 6, 2012

    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.

  10. d1incharge
    Jan 7, 2012

    @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

  11. bryzzer
    Mar 20, 2012

    how much is it? i live in a 900 sq ft home

  12. Clarence Blankenship
    Apr 16, 2012

    where can i contact a spray foam in slation contractor.

  13. ARPGfreak
    May 26, 2012

    ya whats the cost?

  14. StevoCarolino
    Aug 22, 2012

    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?

  15. John Loewenstein jr
    Nov 10, 2012

    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.

  16. mdb5835
    Jan 11, 2013

    he did not renail the vinyl siding back up.It will fall off first wind.

  17. neuromantoo
    Jan 12, 2013

    The side locks into clips. It is not nailed toe studs or sheating.

  18. Oiseau Denuit
    Aug 31, 2013

    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
    (vertical) ?

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