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First-hand experiences with sprayed-foam insulation?

SteveBausch's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2003
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02-15-04, 07:24 PM   #1  
First-hand experiences with sprayed-foam insulation?

Am beginning to think that it's a great way of insulating floors over garages, crawlspaces, etc.

Wouldn't consider it for attics, blown-in cellulose seems to be extremely cost-effective as attic insulation.

Walls are a toss-up, to me at least. Though it does seem that spraying the stud cavities is superior (but expensive) when the cavity is open. If I wasn't going to open the wall, then blown-in cellulose would be my choice.

There are plenty of options, my focus is working with older construction that has little or no insulation.

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02-16-04, 09:34 AM   #2  
You can get a cellulose that you can blow in the stud cavities and it will stay there for you .

As for as the foam . What I have used can burn or melt like fiberglass so it will let a fire through. The cellulose wont let a fire get through.

You never want to put any kind of insulation up in the floor joist over a crawlspace thats for sure .


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