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Discussion in 'General Hobbies and Crafts' started by OldWiseGuy, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Finally properly insulated my small attic (to R-38). Total space of 360 sq. ft., cost (did it myself), $300. :D
     
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    My hearty congratulations on a job well done! And I will rejoice with you when you receive your first (lower) heating bill.
    Now for your next project, can I make a suggestion?
    Add an extra layer of sheet rock to the inside walls of your house.
    It not only increases the insulation properties of the home, but it also increases the soundproofing abilities, as well.
    I have that on my house, and the resulting quiet is nice indeed.
    It's also something that can be done as a long time project, room by room.
     
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  3. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Actually my house is owned by my boss. If I were to do anything in this regard I would add two inches of foam insulation to the outside and replace the old aluminum siding (at his cost of course). I do pay the heat bill so it would definitely be to my benefit.
     
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    Update. House is more comfortable, heat bill substantially lower. I should have added more insulation years ago.
     
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    What was the temperature outdoors when you were doing it?
     
  6. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    I did it late last fall so it was cool working under the roof. It would have been too hot up there to do it during the summer.
     
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