After a fire
Hi guys. Two months ago we had a fire in our home. While the fire was contained to the basement the remainder of the house suffered extensive smoke damage. Part of the upcoming process is removing all perimeter drywall and insulation. Then they will be cleaning the framing and sheathing and sealing it with an oil based sealer.
My concern is the sealing. Living in Chicago we have our vapor barrier which in my case is simply a kraft faced insulation on the inside. I am concerned about the long term effects of having the walls sealed on the cool side of the insulation and then the fact that the kraft paper will further slow down the drying process. The insurance company will provide a five year warranty but I believe that any ill effects of this process won’t be appearant for 10 plus years.
I am trying to get them to pay $6k more for closed cell spray foam to completely stop the transfer of vapor through the wall (and attic rafters) but need help in proving that my theory is scientifically sound.
I would greatly appreciate any ideas, tips, links, etc that could help me convey the need for this to the insurance company.
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