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I just spent $500 to re-insullate my hosue...

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I was tired of freezing my butt off in the -10F low temps here for the last two weeks. It was too cold for a good snow that will get the season going. And I was basicly miserable. Forget the snuggie. I was on my couch watching TV in a mummy bag.

So I used the law of the universe to my advantage and decided to drop $500 to tripple the insullation in my attic. They came today and did the joib. As soon as the guys walk out the door I go to the computer and see they have trippled the snow totals for this weekends warm storm.
post #2 of 10
FYI - that should be tax deductible this year.
post #3 of 10
Too funny.   

We got some boxes of rigid 'glass board in last week, maybe that's why the snow started early last Sat.?
post #4 of 10
I will be doing the same thing this sunday, not looking forward to it. :(
post #5 of 10
Good investment Tim, hopefully you'll realize the cost savings fairly quick. 

I just insulated the room over our garage, boy that was a bitch.  Didn't help that it got warm that weekend, so the attic was stifling hot.  Freakin November, and I happen to time it for the heat wave weekend.  I think I am still itchy weeks later....

I was tempted to get the blow-in stuff, but went with rolls.  May still do blow-in when I insulate the floor, since it's already sheetrocked below on the garage ceiling.
post #6 of 10
We just had insulation (R15) blown into the walls of our condo.  We qualified for 75% rebate as part of a government sponsored program to better winterize homes.  $400.  It's 63 degrees in here and we have not turned on our heat yet this winter.  We'll have to turn on our heat sometime soon but this insulation is fantastic.

asland
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My wife and I are planning to add some more blown insulation to our attic this month.  I am anxious to see what a difference it makes.

post #8 of 10
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So far the difference has been noticable. I think our heater is running one third as much as it used to. And the basement feels much warmer even though we set out thermastat at 5F lower temperture.
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post

I just insulated the room over our garage, boy that was a bitch.  Didn't help that it got warm that weekend, so the attic was stifling hot.  Freakin November, and I happen to time it for the heat wave weekend.  I think I am still itchy weeks later....

I was tempted to get the blow-in stuff, but went with rolls.  May still do blow-in when I insulate the floor, since it's already sheetrocked below on the garage ceiling.
 

The batts might be a bit more fun work wiht if tyour work space had some open area to move about. But I decided to jsut contract this job out. Climbing around in the small enclosed attic space with a tube blowing out foam is not my idea of a fun project.
post #10 of 10
I just finished. The job was not really so bad...once I got the hose unclogged. It went really fast, about an hour and I was all done. Hope it makes a difference.
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