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- Rim Joists: Insulation and Air Sealing
- Rooms above garages
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- Story-and-a-half Homes: Cape Cod, Salt Box, Modified A-Frame, Bungalow
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- Insulation Cantilevered floors
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Overhangs, bump-outs, four season porches, and rooms built over garages all expose their floors to the temperature extremes of the outdoor Minnesota and Wisconsin air. This creates uncomfortable, hard-to-heat spaces above. Often, the insulation installed in these cantilevers has fallen away from the flooring above, creating a leaky air gap and rendering the insulation useless. Thankfully, there are effective ways to improve the insulation value in these areas.
Dense Packing Cantilevered Floors
Cantilevered floors can be dense packed with cellulose or dense packing fiberglass insulation Our team does this by:
Removing a row of siding or soffit material from the exterior
Drilling holes into the floor cavities
Inserting an insulation fill hose in the hole
Densely packing in insulation at high pressure, which results in a fully insulated cavity that won’t slump or shift
After the job, we:
Seal fill holes, as well as any gaps in the sheathing
Replace the siding or soffit
Spray Foam for Cantilevered Floors
In other situations, cantilever floors may be accessible from inside or from below; in these instances, closed cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is used to create a permanent air/vapor barrier and insulation layer that brings the cantilevered floor into the conditioned space of the home. Additional insulation (with cellulose or fiberglass) can be added after the space is foam sealed.
Insulation For New Construction and Remodels
In new construction or remodeling situations, these approaches are combined. The SCES team applies a continuous layer of spray foam or rigid foam board, sealed tightly against the warm surface of the floor above. To boost R-Value, we dense pack additional insulation dense packed into the cavity below.
Get in touch to learn more about insulating and sealing your cantilevered floor!
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John Williams, Hudson, WI
They came out and used spray foam insulation along our entire rim joists. They also foamed the holes in the attic where air is escaping, covered recessed lights with boxes and then blew in additional cellulose insulation to reach a final value of R60.
They were very professional. They came in at the time they said they were coming. They went right to work. The work went smoothly and ended before their estimated ending time. They even came back out a couple of times to help touch up some areas and help with a particular problem area that air was leaking through. We finally stopped the draft and we are very satisfied with the work that was done. Our house feels much mo... (read more)