Insulation West Lafayette IN
West Lafayette, IN
Renovation, Kitchen Remodeling, Bath remodeling, Handyman, Contractor, Basement remodeling, Basement finishing, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Remodeling
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Insulation Choices and Strategies - Zero Energy Homes
Insulation R-Value Quick Chart
Note: It is recommended that you use a professional to install cellulose.
Cellulose can be installed two ways:
Sprayed on. It is mixed with an acrylic binder that holds it firmly in the wall cav...
Interior Versus Exterior Insulation
AdvantagesIt is simpler to install on existing foundation walls. Material costs may be low since you can use almost an insulation material.
DisadvantagesMany types of insulation require separation from habitable spaces by a fire-resistant material, since they are often extremely flammable and will release toxic gases if ignited. It reduces usable interior space when retrofitted. It fails to protect the waterproofing membrane. It may become saturated by moisture. Exterior Insulation
AdvantagesIt minimizes heat loss through the foundation. It protects waterproofing membrane. It can serve as a capillary break to block moisture infiltration. It prevents freeze-thaw cycle damage to foundation. it reduces interior moisture. It does not reduce usable interior space when retrofitted.
DisadvantagesInstallation is more difficult than interior insulation in retrofits. Material cost is higher. Some exterior insulation materials are susceptible to insect infestation.