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Old 05-17-2007, 02:49 AM   #1
 
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I'm restoring a 100+ home. It is built entirely out of Cyprus. The outside siding is nailed directly to the studs (more like beams) their isn't any weather board or anything like that underneath. The walls are 12’. Some of the rooms have had the drywall removed. Under the dry wall are 1x6 solid Cyprus planks nailed to these beams and ceilings.
My question is this, I had my other home vinyl siding replaced and they added a thin foam board underneath for insulation as the home hadn’t any in the walls. Would it be ok to use this thin foam board on the inside of the old house underneath new drywall?
We live in south Louisiana.
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We are just going to pull off the paneling, then the boards underneath that, insulate with the roll stuff and then replace the boards and re-panel or use drywall. Someone suggested blowing insulation between the walls, but that sounds expensive. We want to do all the labor we can.
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Someone suggested pulling a few boards top and bottom than slide the roll stuff through. Should work even better if you use wrapped insulation. Sounds worth a try.
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What about using the dense pack cellulose or the polyurethane insulation foam? Either product is superior to fiberglass, and may be easier to install as well.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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Having blown cellulose installed in the exposed wall cavities will cost you about .50 a sq/ft.....far superior results then using fiberglass. Althought the wall application isn't really a DIY task, you can get netting and then get the home center blower and DIY it that way...the fill won't be as good as wet blown/glue set, but still beats fiberglass.
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