I plan on getting a roll of insulation at a time and start insulating
Why a roll at a time?, i'm broke :) actually i have a lot of othert
things to do and a real tight budget so my plan is to buy a bag of
mortar, a roll of insulation, and maybe a couple of other things every
weekend and install them. mortar for fixing up the feildstone basement
thats been neglected, and insulation for the garage and maybe parts of
the basement as needed, other things for same reasons.
anyway, what to buy? garage looks like it has 18" rafters and stud
walls. roof currently leaks when it rains (hence the other stuff)
I am thinking of fiberglass insluation, but can be swayed by good
advice(note: my car can't carry 4x8 sheet of anything)
I WILL BE FIXING THE ROOF FIRST!!!!
now, can someone tell me what I should look for in the insulation that
will be bought A FEW MONTHS FROM NOW, LONG AFTER THE ROOF IS FIXED???
geez ask a question and have someone point out the obvious that was
Sure. Fiberglass rolls for the garage. Get 18"
wide 3-1/2" thick to fit between the studs (assume
the studs are 2x4s). Get 18" by 6" thick for the
rafters as a minimum (don't know your climate).
Price the differential for paper backed, foil
backed and no backing, plus 4 mil plastic for
moisture barrier if you buy fiberglass with no
Your plan is a good one, a little bit at a time as
time and money affords. Do the absolute essential
first, the ones that save money next (like
insulation upgrade of failing heater, leaking
faucets, etc.), and the frills after that.
Yes, I agree, you need a good sturdy set of roof racks and some ropes. I
hauled building materials for years on the roof of my car. Once I had 300
pounds of 20 foot long re-bars tied on the roof and anchored down to the car
chassis. The key the carrying on the roof is to tie down real good and only
depend on the racks to support the materials. The ropes should tie the
materials together to the racks and to the front and rear chassis, where
ever you can find an anchor. Do not drive on the freeway, and accelerate and
brake smoothly while predicting the traffic up ahead. Weak materials may
need some additional support to prevent the wind from ripping it off.
It is very doable and saves delivery charges while still allowing you to
select the materials that you buy.
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