I have a small closet next to my upstairs bedroom that needs insulation.
Right now the ceiling is actually covered with cardboard, with nothing
underneath except the roof...if i pull back the cardboard i can see the
plywood from the roof.
I need to insulate this closet to keep the summer heat out, but i don't want
to do a big drywall job right now. Is there some other material that i can
use to finish the walls and ceiling that would work temporarily until i get
around to doing it the right way. I was thinking that maybe there is some
sort of thin sheet material, or something that i could roll out to cover the
I'm very new to all of this, but would like to at least get the insulation
Drywall is easy enough to work with, c'mon. Since you ask though,
foam board is even easier to work and has fantastic insulative value.
Just pop a line and cut with a knife. By my calculation it is also the
best insulation value per inch and per dollar. I like to use a long
retractable knife to cut and a fender washer with drywall screw to
fasten foil-backed foam board.
Haven't tried that stuff but it looks like it would be easier to get
it home if you had to ride the public transportation. Don't see why
you couldn't eventually install drywall over either product
The best idea is to install something fairly solid like foam board or
drywall or both. That will allow you to go up in the attic at a later
date and do the job right. Fiberglass bats installed between ceiling
ties and then bats over the joists at a right able is the standard
procedure. All which is done from the attic.
IMHO,not a fan of foam, if left exposed. There are ridgid fiberboards
that are less dangeriou, imho. If you use foam, follow the directions
about covering it with a barrier.
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
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