Replacing Walls With Existing Blow-in Insulation - 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 Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 07-24-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 18
Default

Replacing walls with existing blow-in insulation


I'm replacing the existing exterior walls which are made of paneling, with drywall. Behind the paneling is blown-in insulation. Although much of it remains, quite a bit of the blown-in insulation has fallen out. Instead of trying to salvage any of it, should I just remove this and replace it with fiberglass bats?
Thanks
HolyCow is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2018, 12:31 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 6
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Re: Replacing walls with existing blow-in insulation


any image you can share mate? If I think it is more logical to just replace the entire thing than salvaging the blow in insulation
EarthwoolAU is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2018, 05:37 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 10,682
Rewards Points: 166
Default

Re: Replacing walls with existing blow-in insulation


Hi HC, more details on what you are doing would help. Salvaging blown-in insulation from the walls would be difficult coming out and going back in, not an option IMO. Plus, once the walls are empty you can address air sealing which is now known as a high priority.

What is on the exterior, sheathing, boards, and siding. And how old is the house.

Bud
Bud9051 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
blown-in , insulation


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
Blow-in insulation - exterior walls kaver22 Insulation 2 05-24-2017 07:47 PM
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 08:20 AM
Newbie questions on refinishing walkup attic with knee walls FileOpen Insulation 2 11-19-2011 11:31 PM
Exterior walls need upgrade in insulation xjsparky Insulation 7 06-22-2011 08:43 PM
Blow in insulation Iowabucks General DIY Discussions 1 10-09-2007 08:20 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts