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Foil faced Styrofoam Board Insulation

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02-18-01, 03:15 PM   #1  
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

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02-20-01, 03:58 AM   #2  
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.

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