Why it pays to splurge on spray-foam roof insulation. | Photo: Courtesy of Certainteed Corporation | thisoldhouse.com

Read This Before You Finish Your Attic

Why it pays to splurge on spray-foam roof insulation. | Photo: Courtesy of Certainteed Corporation | thisoldhouse.com

Home Insulation - FoamRite - POLE BARNS - Benefits to save on energy costs, increase your R-Value, insulate your house, seals walls, ceilings and basements.

Home Insulation - FoamRite - POLE BARNS - Benefits to save on energy costs, increase your R-Value, insulate your house, seals walls, ceilings and basements.

Sill plates and rim joists are usually poorly insulated (if at all) and very leaky. So if you have an unfinished basement, grab some silicone or acrylic latex caulk to seal the sill plate. If you simply have fiberglass insulation stuffed against the rim joist, pull it out. Run a bead of caulk between the edge of the sill plate and the top of the foundation wall. Use expanding spray foam anywhere there are gaps larger than 1/4 in. between the sill and the foundation.

Expert Energy Saving Tips

Sill plates and rim joists are usually poorly insulated (if at all) and very leaky. So if you have an unfinished basement, grab some silicone or acrylic latex caulk to seal the sill plate. If you simply have fiberglass insulation stuffed against the rim joist, pull it out. Run a bead of caulk between the edge of the sill plate and the top of the foundation wall. Use expanding spray foam anywhere there are gaps larger than 1/4 in. between the sill and the foundation.

Spray Foam Insulation at a fraction of the cost for a Skoolie or RV. :) Good for attic spaces too!

Spray Foam Insulation at a fraction of the cost for a Skoolie or RV. :) Good for attic spaces too!

2017 Spray Foam Insulation Cost Calculator | Average Spray Foam Prices

2017 Spray Foam Insulation Cost Calculator | Average Spray Foam Prices

There must be a better way than pricey spray-foam insulation to make a home more energy efficient.

An Affordable Alternative to Spray-Foam Insulation?

There must be a better way than pricey spray-foam insulation to make a home more energy efficient.

Install 2inch closed cell foil face R12 insulation. Spray foam all gaps to completely seal floor. 3/4 OSB subfloor.   This insulation technique is "poor man" spray foam instal. Cost $400. Compared to $2,000 from pros. $1,500 just to show up.

Install 2inch closed cell foil face R12 insulation. Spray foam all gaps to completely seal floor. 3/4 OSB subfloor. This insulation technique is "poor man" spray foam instal. Cost $400. Compared to $2,000 from pros. $1,500 just to show up.

2017 Insulation cost guide. Explanation and estimation of different types of insulation.

2017 Insulation cost guide. Explanation and estimation of different types of insulation.

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