How To Insulate A Home
House Insulation

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House Insulation

In today's market there are various types of insulation such as foam panels, spray foam, loose insulation, faced and unfaced rolled fiberglass, etc.  Let's begin with the foundation and work our way up:

1. Two inch foam panels, 4'x8', are ideal for insulating a floating cement slab.

a. Begin with three feet of level,  compressed sand

b. Set the cement forms on the perimeter of the slab

c. Cover 100% of the sand with the two inch foam panels

d. Put down a vapor barrier of 6 mil. plastic over the foam

e. Set your rebar in place

f. Pour the six inch concrete slab

2. Insulating foam panels for a basement and/or wood-framed interior wall.

a. Attach 2"x2" furring strips to the existing wall, 24" apart

b. Purchase and attach 1 1/2" thick foam panels between the furring strips with a glue designed for foam panels

c. Cover the foam panels with drywall panels or other paneling of your choice

3. Insulating between floors for heat and/or sound control.

a. Staple six inch thick faced fiberglass insulation between the floor  joists

b. Install the ceiling covering of your choice; drywall or some type of insulating hanging ceiling system

4. Insulating exterior walls of a framed structure.

a. Spray expanding foam around all windows and doors

b.After the exterior siding is installed, staple the appropriate thickness, four or six inch, of faced fiberglass insulation in place

c. Apply six mil. plastic vapor barrier over the insulation

d. Install the drywall or wall covering of choice

5. Insulating the ceiling below an attic.

a. Staple at least six inch faced fiberglass insulation (add more thickness for extreme cold or hot locations) between the ceiling joists

b. Staple six mil. plastic vapor barrier to the joists beneath the insulation

c. Install the ceiling drywall or other ceiling material

d. Ensure that the roof is properly vented with a ridge vent and eave/soffit vents

6. Insulating an existing cement slab or basement floor.

a. Install 2'x2' interlocking raised panels that are constructed of OSB panels glued to dimpled plastic panels directly onto the slab

b. Cover the panels with the floor covering of your choice

NOTE:  If you would like to obtain a quote from a reliable, licensed, bonded, local contractor to insulate your house, access:  Local Contractors

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