Return to the Old House Forum | Post a Follow-Up

How to Insulate my attic with foam?

Posted by chipster_2007 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 5, 09 at 17:06

I would like to insulate my attic floor with tiger foam since it has a higher R factor than cellulose. There are large boards that cover the floor. Can anyone tell me how to do it or any websites that would be helpful in doing this. I hae questions about handling any electrical wiring and lighting fixtures with it. I am hoping to obtain the highest R value but I still have some concerns using foam re infstation, mold, what if it gets wet from a leak in the roof etc and if there are any other issues I need to think about? There is also "zero foam" I am considering. Any help gratefully appreciated.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: How to Insulate my attic with foam?

I just posted on the paint forum inquiring about HY-Tech insulating paint. There is one they make for attics called Barrier Coating. I am thinking of painting on the bare wood before I then insulate the walls and drywall.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Old House Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here