Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Faced Inuslation


We have faced insulation should we put plastic over that before we sheetrock our walls?

georgezietz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: VA, MD, DC
Posts: 5,538
Default

Faced Inuslation


Depends? What is the facing on the insulation?

Questions:
  • Where is the home located
  • What room are you insulating
  • What is the exterior of the home in those areas
  • any other details...

Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 1,845
Default

Faced Inuslation


Before you put up any poly, it may be advisable to read more about their "need" or potential problems therefrom. Most areas of the country do not need them, air sealing and vapor retarding instead. If you are going to ever run air conditioning, poly can be very problematic (as is wet, rotting walls). Buildingscience.com is a great place to start.
jklingel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jklingel For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (01-27-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insulation - Faced vs. Unfaced + Plastic Sheet WaldenL Building & Construction 4 07-06-2011 11:41 AM
insulation - faced or unfaced and which direction neil buckner Insulation 0 05-23-2011 10:22 AM
Faced vs unfaced insulation in basement? mathias400 General DIY Discussions 0 05-19-2010 10:01 PM
19" spaced joists - foil faced insulation? CWorth Remodeling 3 03-21-2009 12:26 PM
Kraft Faced Batts in Interior Wall Earnie Building & Construction 2 01-24-2008 08:52 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.