Insulating a 1960's house with no room in wall for insulation
I have recently bought a house in south-eastern PA. The first floor exterior walls are brick & block (4" cinder block). I took down wood panelling in the family room and found that there was no dry-wall behind the panelling on the exterior walls. In addition to this, there is no insulation or room for insulation. After the cinder-block, there is about 1/2-inch of space and a thin foil vapor-barrier. I'm at a lose as to how to insulate this room properly without losing precious interior space. In addition, most likely the other first-floor rooms (which have dry-wall) also won't have any insulation behind them or room for insulation. Is there anything I can do to insulate those rooms without removing the drywall and making the rooms smaller? Is it worth insulating the one room that I took the wood panelling down in if I can't insulate the other rooms (I really don't want the expense of removing all the drywall to insulate and put it back up again).
Thanks for any and all advice!
Posted Wed, 08/21/2013 - 09:35
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