Thermal and Sound Insulation for Bedrooms over garage
Hi everyone, I am in the process of buying a house (20+ years old) so I think I should get this planned out early. Right now all three bedrooms are located above the garage. One obvious concern is thermal insulation. I did some research on the Internet, according to "dr. energy saver", they can remove the siding, drill some holes and spray cellulose inside to fill all the existing gaps. I am sure there are other ways to improve the thermal insulation, please share with me any other good ways.
Another concern is noise coming from the garage. I am worried about the noise from starting the car in the morning as well as opening/closing garage door because my wife is a very light sleeper. What would be some of the good ways to greatly reduce those noise? I am thinking along the line of putting extra materials on the ceiling of the garage such as Quietrock or two layers of drywall w/ green glue. By the way, the garage door is opened by hand (not opener), how should the noise of opening/closing door be reduced? Would the extra materials on the ceiling take care that as well?
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!