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Old 03-18-2013, 02:03 AM   #16
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It will be mucho expensive via the froth packs and twin tank kits and the yield is terrible.

The original poster can do a whole lot with proper air sealing, rigid foam, and high density batts.
Amen to that!

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:08 AM   #17
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www.sprayfoamdirect.com. I say the same thing about A/V and automation systems. Yet every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks they know it all and can install those things PROPERLY. If you take the time and research what you're doing, DYI is possible with nearly everything.
to do it right, if you take the square footage of a new construction home say 3,000 sqf you need to multiply that by 3 to get the total amount needed. that is 9,000 square feet R-21 in walls and R-48 in attic is over 64,000 dollars. how many years will it take in energy savings to pay it off? to answer that it will take 129.8 years to break even. now if you add just 1 inch of that garbage and then add batts to it it will take 30 years to pay for itself yeah! were as fiberglass batts at .52 cents per square foot will take right around ten years to pay for itself and if you went with cellulose be about the same number of years. So dump the foam.

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Wow, Lots of answers here! I'm sorry I didn't check earlier. I'm in New York, on Long Island, prob 5 miles or so from the Ocean (one town over from Long Beach, NY). This is not a huge room so cost is a factor but not a big one. I don't want to overthink it as the pink stuff would probably do the job, but yes that room is on the shady side of the house and takes a direct hit from the wind. It's always noticably cold in there, but as of now there is zero insullation.

One of buds just rebuilt part of his house after Sandy. He said he used the hard foam stuff and it wasn't too difficult to install. I might go that route and look into proper air sealing etc as suggested.

Thanks again,

Rick

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