The old ‘keeping the room above the garage warm’ conundrum
I have a 7 yr old 2 story colonial in Zone 4/5 (just outside of NYC)
The room above the garage is cold, I opened a 1ft sq up and found R38 but it hadnt been attached the the floor joists above so it was resting compressed on the garage ceiling, so rather than tear the ceiling down I blew in cellulose to fill in the floor joists.
So result floor warmer but still cold.
Question, if I screwed and taped 2" foil faced poly iso sheets to the garage ceiling would that be enough of a thermal break to make it any warmer,
The builder put a thermostat in the room that covers it and 2 other bedrooms so if its cold in that room and if guests stay over and crank up the heat, the other two bdr are too hot.
Im sick of hearing its too cold from the mother in law every time she visits (luckily not regularly)
Any advice would be appreciated
Posted Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:38
Edited Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:40
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