Foil faced Styrofoam Board Insulation


Old 02-18-01, 03:15 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

I am looking for an economical way to insulate the ceiling in a storage / work area in my garage. The space is about 9 x 16'and is heated (when used) by a amall electric space heater. The walls were insulated with fiberglass when constructed, but not the open rafter ceiling. I have been told that by installing 1 1/2" Styrofoam (foil faced on one side) between the rafters would help somewhat solve winter/summer heating cooling problem. I am looking for and pro's / con's to this idea, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions or ideas? Thanks
Sponsored Links
Old 02-20-01, 03:58 AM
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 9,238
Install fiberglass batts between the rafters, then put 5/8" sheetrock on the ceiling, or, sheetrock the ceiling (with 5/8" 'rock), then blow cellulose into the attic. Either way, just be careful not to block off the attic ventilation. Foil faced styrofoam would be a fire hazard.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes