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12vman

03:45AM | 11/14/02
Member Since: 11/13/02
33 lifetime posts
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I am currently remodeling a 2nd Story Bedroom of my 1930's house. I have all the walls open in this room right now & am thinking of my insulation options. The house was sheathed with planks so there are a lot of large gaps (1/4" or larger) where air can easily penetrate. I understand that insulation works on the concept of dead air space. The house is sided with Aluminum with a very think layer of styrofoam insulation (no wrap). I am looking for a way to stop these drafts before I add bat insulation. Does anyone know of any products out there that address this problem. I made the mistake of ignoring this problem when I remodeled another bedroom: I was very disappointed with the cold air that was entering the room after I insulated the walls with R-13.

thanks,
-12vman

LDoyle

02:08PM | 11/14/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Best bet is to use the spray in expanding foam insulation. Is not cheap and you'll need a contractor to do it but will seal all cracks and provide excellent results.
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