6:51 PM 02/01/2013
My master bedroom has three outside walls and is always cold although the rest of the place is warm. I was wondering if there was any way to insulate the walls?
You can call a company to blow insulation in your wall or have expanding foam injected inside. Or take down your plaster or sheet rock walls in that room, install blanket insulation and install new sheet rock.
8:32 PM 02/01/2013 | 0 Votes
I'm having the same issue -- blanket insulation is often not enough (that's what I have and it's still a good 10-15 degrees lower in my bedroom). If you have aluminum windows that's going to make it colder too. I'm getting cracks outside sealed & then having loose cellulose insulation blown in through 2.75" holes to help better insulate.
9:54 PM 02/01/2013 | 0 Votes
I had cellulose insulation blown into the cavity under my roof and have been very happy with it. But the contracter, Federal Conservation (who I thought was great), put two small hoods on the roof to let moisture escape (to prevent mold). That isn't practical for retro-insulating walls. Is any particular type of insulation resistant to mold? In this context, are there advantages/disagvantages to foam vs. blown cellulose? Open cell vs closed cell? Taking down the walls is not an option but poking multiple small holes would be fine. Thanks.
10:11 AM 02/02/2013 | 0 Votes
You better call someone who is expert in wall insulation so that they can help you in doing it. Ask for a professional help from someone you know or someone who is really capable enough to do so.
5:23 AM 02/03/2013 | 0 Votes
AFAIK insulating your walls without installing a vapor barrier (which involves opening them up) will cause condensation problems. Roofs can ve vented, as an alternative to a vapor barrier, as housepoor had done. The contracter who blew cellulose into my roof followed the same procedure. I don't know that walls can be vented.
10:09 AM 02/03/2013 | 0 Votes
The foam is supposed to act as a vapor barrier.
12:39 PM 02/04/2013 | 0 Votes
Do you have brick walls?
3:12 PM 02/09/2013 | 0 Votes
yes, is that a problem?
5:20 PM 02/09/2013 | 0 Votes
I'm and insulting contract doing lots of brown stone , if you would like I can come oer and take a look at what you have and give you the best options to insulate. Rich6313366609
7:53 AM 03/14/2013 | 0 Votes