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Insulation Phase - Walls & Ceiling Insulation


 

Since these various rooms are in an attic - insulation was important.  Unfortunately, the ceiling joists are only 2x8's, so to get R-30 without building the space down was to use high-density foam.   We used two 3" thick layers of rigid foam insulation which provided us with R-30 as well as allowing for vent chutes to maintain the airflow from the eaves to the upper roof area.

 

 

Attic home theater foam insulation

As described above, we needed to use high-density foam insulation in the ceiling.  It comes in 4x8 foot sheets which were then ripped to size with a table and hand saws.  Here's the contractor carrying the sheets up the stairs of the house - one by one.


 

Home theater closet insulation and insulation chute

A picture of the home theater closet with the vent chute / gap spacer installed and a little bit of the foam insulation towards the left of the picture.


 

Close-up of the styrofoam insulation and the vent chute

Close-up of the styrofoam insulation and the vent chutes.


 

Home Theater Styrofoam insulation

Styrofoam insulation installed for part of the home theater ceiling.


  

 

Fiberglass and styrofoam  insulation around the stair area

A view of the stair area with access areas to crawl spaces for storage.


 

 

Home Theater insulation and soundproofing

Looking at the home theater screen wall and the bathroom door and wall area.  We used standard fiberglass insulation on the interior walls to help with soundproofing.  Also, to provide an additional vapor barrier to the foam we used a smart membrane plastic over the foam.  Also, the 100 sheets of drywall has arrived.


 

 

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