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1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark W. Hoffa Jan 20.

 

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Mark W. Hoffa replied to David's discussion 1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!
"IMHO...Closed cell spray foam. It seal cracks, doesn't take on water, is fire resistant (E84), and has the highest R value. It is the most expensive but as someone told me once its like a 401K...the price of energy is always going to go up. We…"
Jan 20
KARODY ROBBINS replied to David's discussion 1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!
"It seems like you should somehow seal up the gaps in the siding before you insulate.  I caulk everything everywhere....but in this case, you wouldn't want your caulk to show through.  If you were replacing siding you could Tyvek, but…"
Jan 17
Franz replied to David's discussion 1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!
"I'd get rid of the sash weight system even though it can probably be repaired.  There are retrofit devices that work better and are fairly easy to install, even though in your location heat loss via the weight pockets isn't really a…"
Jan 11
Margarita Surratt replied to David's discussion 1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!
"Do you have any ideas about your dew point? If it is clothe to the inside - maybe you should try to take off internal insulation?If removing internal insulation is a problem - you can try to install less heat protected garage gates…"
Jan 9
Lair Tienter replied to David's discussion 1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!
"I'd love to give you some advise but being from Iowa my insulation needs are very different from yours.  I have never has problems with fiberglass getting wet and drying out here.  I imagine with your humidity the drying…"
Sep 26, 2015
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1920's garage/apartment - insulation advice!

I bought a house with a garage/apartment a year ago. I have since taken out all the drywall because many boards had cracked over the years.…See More
Sep 25, 2015

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