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Old 07-19-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Putting up some insulation on a few walls in NYC. Trying to get an idea of the suggested brand/type. Lowes has Owens Corning R13, R19, and R30. Also, what is the recommended staple type. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-19-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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That is a decent brand of insulation.

I use an ARROW T-50 Stapler to tack up the stuff. You only need the 1/4 inch staples for this, if you staple the paper to the studs.


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Fiberglass loses R value if it's compressed, so get the size which fits your wall cavities best.

Have you looked at mineral wool at all? Common brand is Roxul.
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