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potbelly

06:36AM | 03/22/03
Member Since: 02/07/03
11 lifetime posts
Hello,I am building a new home and it is ready to insulate the walls and am wondering if it is better to insulate all of the walls or just the outside walls? And where i can out more info. on how to insulate? Thanks a lot.

Jay J

12:19PM | 04/14/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi potbelly,

Easy - You insulate where there would be an ADVERSE effect with regards to temperature if you DIDN'T insulate the wall (or floor or celing, for that matter.)

If you want to heat one room and cool another room that's butt-up against it, then insulate. If the rooms are to be ALWAYS at the same temperature, don't insulate the wall.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: If you want to spend that $$$, then consider sound-proofing material. THAT might prove useful ...

PPS: God Bless America!

Lawrence

06:46PM | 04/17/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Jay is correct that, for temperature control, you insulate the outer perimeter and only insulate within that perimeter if you want to maintain different temperatures in different rooms.

However, for sound insulation purposes, insulation in all walls is worthwhile. It is relatively cheap compared to other building expenses and you will thank yourself for insulating your bedroom or den from your kids room when they are teenagers!



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