R-VALUE: 40.0, SUITABLE FOR: new construction, retrofitTHERMAL PERFORMANCE: At R-3.5 per in., the cellulose in this system yields an overall value of R-40.PROS:• Familiar building process means lower labor costs with readily available materials.• If cellulose is used, the project has a lower environmental impact.• Large moisture-storage capacity allows wall cavities to dry gradually.CONS:• Fairly involved insulation process can add to labor costs.• Reduces interior space by 3%.
Wahoo Walls is a basement finishing paneling system. It is water and fire resistant, supposedly has an insulation value of R13, and takes care of 4 of the most brutal steps of DIY basement finishing (framing, insulation, drywall hanging and mudding) in one step. It's paintable and doesn't have the ugly seams that many basement finishing systems do. More
Insulating Basement Walls with XPS Foam Board Insulation I’ve written quite a few articles about basement insulation and showing folks how to use foam board products instead of fiberglass. I recently made a quick video highlighting the approach on using XPS Foam Board Insulation to insulate basement walls. The video talks about insulating the rim…
Fireplace Insulating Plug Stop your chimney from stealing heat Fireplace dampers can't stop heat loss as well as a tight-fitting chimney insulating plug. Trims with a knife to fit your chimney. Rigid, closed-cell polyethylene is unaffected by moisture. Insulation R-Value of 8. 42"W x 12"L x 2"H. Remove it before you start a fire
The durable steel Gallery Collection of garage doors from Clopay look stunning. They're also well insulated against the cold with impressive R-values ranging from 6.5 to 18.4. These doors are certain to add value to your home and boost your curb appeal.
Building Moveable Wood Shutters Using Rockler’s Shutter Building System Wooden shutters can add a serious touch of class to any room and they are a great option for rooms that require privacy like bathrooms. While wooden shutters look amazing they are often extremely expensive and most often need to be custom built to fit into…
The technique involves laying two beads of mortar, followed by filing the insulation cavity in the middle (here it is filled with sawdust mixed with lime). Then the cordwood is set in the mortar beads. This provides an insulation R-value of 1.5 per inch of wall. A 16" cordwood wall has an R-value of 24.
24 in. H x 12 in. W x 1-1/4 in. thick - approximately 8 sq. ft. Quick and easy installation Panels are easily cut with any type of wood cutting tool and are fastened using screws Only weigh 1 lb. per sq. ft. Panels provide insulation R-Value of approximately 5 Tongue & Groove interlocking feature for tight overlapped seams. Made in the USA
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