Winter is coming' Insulation thoughts?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by JKWS, 25th Mar, 2019.

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  1. JKWS

    JKWS Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick one to run by the trusted PC advisory teams :)

    We have a couple of old timber clad weatherboard rentals completely un-insulated.

    Im able to insulate the subfloor and walls with a high quality spray insulation, but can't get to the walls.

    Pointless exercise?
     
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    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    I’m confused. You can or cannot insulate the walls?
     
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    Windows leak more than walls, how are you going to slow this loss?

    What is in the ceiling? Roof?
     
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    Batts in the ceiling, heavy and thick curtains.

    Draft stopping tape/foam or rubber around the windows and an auto draft stopper at the external doors.
     
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    CORRECTION** sub floor and ceiling but not the walls! Was rushing when I posted this! sorry guys
     
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    Cannot insulate walls, just sub floor and ceiling using spray foam insulation. But the walls and windows etc will be left as we can't get to them.
     
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    Currently half the old insulation, there's more dust than insulation!
     
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    Why use spray foam in the ceiling? Batts are cheap and effective.

    You can help with heat loss through the windows with thick heat retaining curtains.