17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation - Now’s the time to work on insulating your home before the temperatures dip down too low. Insulating gaps now is one of the best ways to ensure you’re not letting heat out or cold air in this winter. Your furnace will thank you and so will your wallet when the heating bill comes!

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation - Now’s the time to work on insulating your home before the temperatures dip down too low. Insulating gaps now is one of the best ways to ensure you’re not letting heat out or cold air in this winter. Your furnace will thank you and so will your wallet when the heating bill comes!

Seal Foam With Foam - Basement or crawl space rim joists are a major source of energy loss in a house, so it's well worth the effort to add insulation and seal any cracks and gaps. A good DIY approach is to cut rigid foam insulation to fit between the joists. Cut it about 1/2 in. undersized so it's easy to fit in. Shim the rigid foam in place with little chunks of foam. Then fill the space around it with expanding foam. Don't forget to caulk or foam the joint between the sill plate and the…

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation

Seal Foam With Foam - Basement or crawl space rim joists are a major source of energy loss in a house, so it's well worth the effort to add insulation and seal any cracks and gaps. A good DIY approach is to cut rigid foam insulation to fit between the joists. Cut it about 1/2 in. undersized so it's easy to fit in. Shim the rigid foam in place with little chunks of foam. Then fill the space around it with expanding foam. Don't forget to caulk or foam the joint between the sill plate and the…

Play It Safe Around Windows and Doors - Sealing around windows and doors is one of the most common uses for expanding foam. But it can actually push the jamb inward, making them impossible to open. Avoid this by using minimal expanding foam. It's formulated to fill the space around windows and doors without excess expansion. Look for cans labeled for use on windows and doors. Another good idea is to fill the space with two layers. Push the applicator tip all the way to the back of the space…

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation

Play It Safe Around Windows and Doors - Sealing around windows and doors is one of the most common uses for expanding foam. But it can actually push the jamb inward, making them impossible to open. Avoid this by using minimal expanding foam. It's formulated to fill the space around windows and doors without excess expansion. Look for cans labeled for use on windows and doors. Another good idea is to fill the space with two layers. Push the applicator tip all the way to the back of the space…

All About DIY Spray Foam Insulation Kits ~ Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam has some pretty awesome qualities. It has a high R-value. It’s resistant to water, mold and insects. It expands into hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Heck, it can even add structural support to walls and roofs.

All About DIY Spray Foam Insulation Kits ~ Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam has some pretty awesome qualities. It has a high R-value. It’s resistant to water, mold and insects. It expands into hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. Heck, it can even add structural support to walls and roofs.

You can see here I've attached the bed sheet to the framework and have begun to spray expanding foam insulation in vertical lines to make the appearance of bark.

You can see here I've attached the bed sheet to the framework and have begun to spray expanding foam insulation in vertical lines to make the appearance of bark.

Add an Extension Tube - The short, stiff straw on cans of expanding foam makes it difficult to reach some areas. The solution is to buy a length of 1/4-in. tubing at the home center and use it to extend the straw. With this setup, you can reach almost anywhere.

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation

Add an Extension Tube - The short, stiff straw on cans of expanding foam makes it difficult to reach some areas. The solution is to buy a length of 1/4-in. tubing at the home center and use it to extend the straw. With this setup, you can reach almost anywhere.

Spray Foam Insulation at a fraction of the cost for a Skoolie or RV. :) Good for attic spaces too!

Spray Foam Insulation at a fraction of the cost for a Skoolie or RV. :) Good for attic spaces too!

Eerie Outdoor Halloween Decorations from Better Homes and Gardens

Eerie Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Big Holes Need a Double Dose - Some holes are so big that the foam starts to sag. For large holes like this, the trick is to fill the perimeter, let the foam cure and carve it off. Then add another layer to finish the job.

17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation

Big Holes Need a Double Dose - Some holes are so big that the foam starts to sag. For large holes like this, the trick is to fill the perimeter, let the foam cure and carve it off. Then add another layer to finish the job.

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