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Old 03-29-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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In our house there is a capped garage underneath the 4 seasons room. The ceiling in this capped garage is just exposed floor joists. In the winter a lot of cold air comes up through the floor into the 4 seasons room and makes it very cold. Would Insulating the ceiling of the capped garage solve the problem? What kind of insulation products should I look into? Any info is appreciated, thanks.

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In our house there is a capped garage underneath the 4 seasons room. The ceiling in this capped garage is just exposed floor joists. In the winter a lot of cold air comes up through the floor into the 4 seasons room and makes it very cold. Would Insulating the ceiling of the capped garage solve the problem? What kind of insulation products should I look into? Any info is appreciated, thanks.
Yes....insulating would make a huge difference.

Use Fiberglass 'Batt' insulation...min. R-19 to R30

This would definitely be a good DIY project..

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Yes, and I would also check to see if there are any openings for potential air leaks (ie. piping or wiring through holes), and for those, I would use spray foam insulation to seal before installing insulation.
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