Aug 1, 2012 . Do-it-yourself video on how to insulate the exposed floor over an unheated area using Roxul ComfortBatt R28 Canada) or R30 (USA) and Roxul ComfortBoard IS (insulated sheathing). Will help to keep the room warmer, reduce incidence of frozen pipes and eliminate condensation and mold growth
Enclosed but uninsulated sitting areas are known as three-season porches, but if you live in a northern state, cold weather can reduce that to two or even one-and-a-half seasons. Adding insulation batting to the walls and floor of your three-season porch can extend its usefulness during cold weather. Choose a batting width..
Dec 30, 2012 . Actually, since you are primarily concerned with heating conditions, the vapour barrier goes on the warm side of insulation, meaning right up against the sub floor boards. This is to keep moisture from the house from condensing in the cooler insulation. Outside moisture would not condense in the insulation..
Dec 10, 2004 . Hello. I want to insulate a porch and make it into a year round room - have just installed really good windows. Presently the porch is open underneath. I am thinking of putting 2" foam insulation (styrofoam). Do you cover that foam insulation with something to ward off critters? I have had problems with..
Aug 6, 2013 . Insulating the walls, roof and floor are all important, if you want to extend the use of your three-season room into the colder months. . Generally speaking, three-season rooms are fully enclosed, but uninsulated, sitting areas and porches, that are meant to be used spring, summer and fall. Of course, living in..
Watch this video to find out if insulating the clspace under your home is worth the expense involved, and how to go about it if you do
Sep 21, 2017 . If you're looking to extend the use of your three-season porch or even turn it into an all-season porch, you'll need to look at adding insulation. That would include the ceiling, walls, and underneath the porch floor. That doesn't all have to be done at once, and some homeowners start with underneath the..
Cl space insulation, as a part of overall home air sealing and insulation, helps maintain your entire home's energy efficiency. Without insulation, heat and cool air are easily lost through the floor. Insulation also helps to preserve the air quality and reduce energy costs. There are two types of cl spaces - ventilated and..
Feb 17, 2017 . An insulated floor can make that sunroom more livable. . You will need to build up the sunroom floor in layers to seal and insulate the floor, while eliminating thermal bridging and creating a nail base for the wood floor. The first . Read More on Porches & Balconies from PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER
The room is basically the "basement of the the porch"- it's a little box made of cinderblocks, topped by a concrete slab which serves as the porch floor. Room is about 7' x 15", ceiling is about 6'3". Pics. What's the best way to dry & insulate this bunker, and make it habitable as a bedroom? About the room:Converting a Porch to Heated Space - Bruce Ward, Architect
Be careful, though, as the job may be more complex than it first appears! Hire a pro if you're inexperienced. Porches are typically built without insulation, so of course you will need to open up the walls and roof completely and insulate them well-- more on that later. And don't forget the floor! If you don't insulate the floor too,..
But there have been a lot of people disappointed after insulating floors, having thought their house would suddenly become warmer, which it won't. Basically, what insulation does is impede temperature change. So the insulation will certainly help reduce the chilling effect you experience of drafts coming into your house..
Hello,. I have seen this question answered many ways while searching online, so I thought I would pose it here. I know there is another thread on this topic, but it seemed worth posting again. When insulating an enclosed porch that is not climate controlled, should the layering be: pink foam board affixed to..
Mar 8, 2012 . In many cases, these floors are casually insulated with fiberglass batts and covered with OSB or plywood. If the batts aren't thick enough to fill the joist bays, they may fall away from the subfloor and rest on the OSB below. At that point, the floor assembly has an R-value of 0. This type of floor usually leaks a..
Sep 16, 2010 . When you convert a porch into a sunroom, you'll get the most usage from the new room if you've taken steps to insulate properly, and a good place to start is the floor. If it is above grade, winter drafts will make the room too cold to use, no matter how well the walls and ceiling are insulated. The job of..
We purchased a house with a wooden deck sitting on concrete brick supports. No foundation. The deck had a full roof over it, so we installed windows and walls and a door to make a very simple enclosed '3 season' porch. The windows and walls are insulated sufficiently, but because the floor is just wood..
In the New England area you have to factor in just as I do here in NJ that mice and other critters look for a warm place to winter over and I would probable have used rat wire under the floor to protect the insulation from those looking for a warmer place for the winter. Even if you can not cl under the floor..
Oct 3, 2017 . If you are converting your garage to living space and plan to install a new floor, it is usually smart to begin by insulating the concrete floor. There are two ways to handle insulating concrete floors. You can attach wood sleepers to the floor, fill the gaps with rigid-foam insulation, and then apply your finish..
Sep 19, 2017 . Enclosed Porch Floor Insulation Your porch has existing space and with the ideal front porch ideas, you can transform it easily in an outdoor living room. We talked with a specialist on front porch layouts and she offered the following advice for planning your own porch living space. Consider how you are..
porch and bay window insulation. bay. These are often small isolated areas of roof than can be quite a challenge to get right if moisture can get into them and then not be able to get out. bay iwi pre plastering. Where this risk is minimal cavity wall type insulation can just be blown into the cavity. If this is not feasible then either..