Rigid Foam Boards Installation In Garage - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Rigid foam boards installation in garage


Hi,

My garage walls and ceiling have sheetrock and then a thin layer of concrete on top of it. I want to insulate my garage and my idea is to glue and fasten foam boards on the walls and the ceiling (with most likely drywall screwed onto the foam boards). What is the feasibility of this?

Also, I read that the foam boards are flammable, is it dangerous to use them around electrical switches, outlets ?

Thanks a bunch!

Advertisement

1489 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 28,582
Rewards Points: 2,278
Default

Rigid foam boards installation in garage


Why would there be concrete over the sheetrock? Sure it's no just someone's attemt to get out of finishing the drywall and just textured it?
Foam board gives off toxic fumes when it's exposed to heat that why it needs to be covered.
Outlets and switches should never be getting hot.
What your suggesting is not a great way to be doing this.
What are you going to do around all the outlets, switch's, window and door opening with the walls built out like that?
Is the area over the ceiling exposed? If so insulate over the sheetrock not under it.
The walls need to be insulated inside the wall cavity.

Advertisement

__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Rigid foam boards installation in garage


Yes, thank you. I see how its a really bad idea. My garage walls are esthetically in pretty bad shape and i want to make it look nice. My other thought was to add furring strips and then placing drywall on them (I dont want to tear the old existing drywall with the product on top). Can I place the furring strips on my wall foundation (which will have a vap barrier) and then place drywall on the strips ? Is there any issues in doing so?
If this is also a bad idea, any idea on how to improve the look of my garage walls without tearing the old drywall down??

Thanks!
1489 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 02:54 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 194
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Rigid foam boards installation in garage


is the garage attached to the house?
hpyjack2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 04:39 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 28,582
Rewards Points: 2,278
Default

Rigid foam boards installation in garage


What's the big deal about removing what there and doing it right?
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 1,193
Rewards Points: 724
Default

Rigid foam boards installation in garage


use hardi panel

Advertisement

__________________
digitalplumber is just a name for use here, I am not a plumber!
digitalplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boards , foam , garage , installation , insulation


Thread Tools
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
Removal of support boards above the garage dajate Building & Construction 10 11-10-2012 01:19 PM
Basement insulation - 2" rigid foam diggerd Insulation 5 10-09-2012 07:24 AM
Nailing Rigid Foam Boards to Plywood Buscador Roofing/Siding 5 02-05-2012 06:22 PM
fiberglass over rigid foam board in cantilever? KatieAK Building & Construction 3 11-17-2009 07:48 PM
Rigid foam as floor insulation rkhpapa Building & Construction 3 09-24-2006 06:06 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts