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Best way to insulate

In climate 6, what is the best way to insulate and not have water issues? insulating in the cold traps moisture, how to eliminate this problem. I have heard that blowing in wet cellulose into wall cavities can trap moisture and rott sheeting and wall studs. Not sure if it is in my budget to use closed cell spray foam. Any suggestions

Asked by Mark Dummer
Posted Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:13


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It sounds like you are just beginning to think about insulation issues. The first place to start to learn about these issues is the GBA Encyclopedia. I recommend these articles:

Insulation Overview

Insulating Roofs, Walls, and Floors

Insulation Choices

Batt and Blanket Insulation

Blown-In or Loose-Fill Insulation

Rigid Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Mon, 01/06/2014 - 09:11
Edited Mon, 01/06/2014 - 09:12.

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