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lemmelmarny48

07:38AM | 01/29/05
Member Since: 01/28/05
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I was wondering whether blow-in insulation can be used for just one side of a house. My mother lives in an apartment in my sister's house that was intended as a garage. Because of its original intent, there is little insulation in the side of the apartment that is exposed to the outside. Thus, the question. Thanks.

Marny

Piffin

07:39AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
yes and no

you say "little insulation" if there is something there already. it wwill create folds to baffle to addition of the fibres being blown in. That will still leave voids.

The other concern is that it takes time to set up the blowing equipment for any job. Doing it for just one wall will probably bnot intrest a contractor without an extra fee. But to sweeten the pot, you might consider adding to the atic insulation in the rest of the hosue to make it worthwhile for all parties.

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lemmelmarny48

08:20AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 01/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Piffin,

Thanks for the help. Have you any idea how much it would cost for an entire house to be blow-in blanked insulated? My mother lives in Staten Island, NY, thus a part of New York City. Everything there is rather expensive. The house is a duplex type. My mother and sister's side of the duplex, thus, would only have 3 sides to deal with.

Thanks.

Marny

Piffin

09:59AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
have to call local insualtors to get estimates.

Might be a good idea to seeek ones that do several kinds of insuklation. That wya they are more likely to be recommending the best for your particular job, instead of just selling the one kind they sell regardless of whether iot is appropriate to the situation. Atop notch outir can doa heat loss study, and possibly a blowerdoor test to find points of heat loss and air infiltration.

Sounds expensive but when compared to the escalating cost of energy...

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lemmelmarny48

11:09AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 01/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will pass it on.

With much gratitude,

Marny
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