Insulating an old house


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Old 09-29-22, 07:34 PM
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Insulating an old house

I have a 100 year old house that I am fully remodeling. Before I install the batt insulation between the stud bays, it was recommended that I use some sort of paint-type sealant to fill in any cracks where outside air can infiltrate, especially since the exterior sheathing is composed of slats rather than 4x8 sheets. Most of this is put on with a sprayer, but I also think you can use a brush if you want. I'd like to know if anyone has had any experience with this stuff. Some examples include Knauf EcoSeal, Owens Corning Energy Complete, and 475's Visconn.
 
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Old 09-30-22, 12:46 AM
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Should look at having them spray foamed, nothing better tor air sealing!
 
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Old 09-30-22, 11:39 AM
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I have to agree.

I know it's a big expense but I feel the advantages in energy savings should afford a fairly quick payback in energy savings.
 
 

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