Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SE Iowa
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Blow in insulation


I plan on starting this project in the next month or so. Our attic has maybe 1 1/2" of roll insulation. It needs at least 12". I plan on buying blow in cellulose insulation from the local Menards and doing the attic. Also thought about doing the walls too. We have lived in this house for 8 years now and have pretty high gas bills. I don't think these walls are insulated. I might as well do the walls while i am at it.

My question -- is going thru the outside walls an acceptable way? We have wooden lap siding that we plan on covering with vinyl siding next summer. Not too worried about plugs in the wooden siding for now. All the reading i have done so far refers to it being done from the inside. It's all part of a master plan. Insulate, new windows and siding. Hoping to get our heating bills down this winter. Besides, Our gas company will pay for 70% of the cost of blow in insulation up to $500. Might as well do the walls while we are at it.

Iowabucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Blow in insulation


Quote:
Originally Posted by Iowabucks View Post

My question -- is going thru the outside walls an acceptable way?
Yes.

Do you have newer wiring in the house?

redline is offline   Reply With Quote
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
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 08:20 AM
Rigid insulation question Endeavor General DIY Discussions 2 07-17-2007 10:27 AM
dormer window insulation wlm-21 Building & Construction 2 02-13-2007 04:04 PM
Installing new insulation in my basement and removing the old moldy insulation. Fixitgeorge Remodeling 3 10-17-2006 08:33 PM
Insulation material reusable? KUIPORNG General DIY Discussions 4 06-19-2006 02:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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