Foamed and batted — insulation

Energy Guard Foam Insulators began work just before Steven departed to Berlin for ShowStoppers @ IFA. Steven returned to an insulated house, almost ready for drywall — if only the low voltage and structured wiring decision was made and the house cabled for network, telephone, AV, security.

Even at this stage, the insulation is keeping out some of the Texas heat. Two weeks ago, if you walked upstairs, the thermal layer boundary in the stairwell hit you in the face and triggered sweat. Not now. The temperature difference between the cooler downstairs and warmer upstairs — heat does rise — is probably less than 10 degrees.

Here are a couple of shots of the foam sprayed into the stud bays on the exterior walls and underside of the roof, and conventional batts on interior walls used as soundproofing between rooms.

This will be Steven's office. Drywall delivered and stacked on the floor. Foam in the exterior walls.
This will be Steven’s office. Drywall delivered and stacked on the floor. Foam in the exterior walls.
This will be bedroom 3, also known as the model train room. Drywall delivered and stacked for installation. Foam sprayed into the stud bays on the exterior walls and the underside of the roof.
This will be bedroom 3, also known as the model train room. Drywall delivered and stacked for installation. Foam sprayed into the stud bays on the exterior walls and the underside of the roof.
The laundry/utility room upstairs. Batts in the stud bays at left of photo, in what will be the wall between the laundry/utility room and the master bedroom. Foam sprayed on the exterior wall at the front of the house and the underside of the roof.
The laundry/utility room upstairs. Batts in the stud bays at left of photo, in what will be the wall between the laundry/utility room and the master bedroom. Foam sprayed on the exterior wall at the front of the house and the underside of the roof.
Foam sprayed on the underside of the roof over the master bedroom.
Foam sprayed on the underside of the roof over the master bedroom.
The exterior wall of the master closet, insulated with foam.
The exterior wall of the master closet, insulated with foam.

 

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