Insulation of exterior wall (baseboards)
hi all – apologies for the lengthy post.
My house is approx 30 years old. I have been having problems in my daughters room. Gets cold in the winter.
Background: this room has a cathedral ceiling. We recently had our attic insulation topped up, but since there is no space above this ceiling, whatever insulation there is original.
Exterior walls feel cold in the winter.
Windows are original and will be replaced – getting quotes now.
Last year did a basement Reno, had ceiling ripped out. Reinsulated the rim joists below this wall. Replace fiberglass with 2” rigid insulation sealed with spray foam.
Last year had had carpet replaced in this room. With subfloor exposed, I went around the perimeter and filled the gaps between the plywood (floor) and the drywall with spray foam. I then used tuck tape around the perimeter (over the spray foam).
Foam inserts behind outlets and switches have been added.
The room is above ground. The interior floor is approximately 2.5 feet above ground level. Exterior finish is brick which I don’t want to touch.
As you can see in the pictures the bulk of the heat loss other than the windows comes from the baseboard area (hence, my attempts above to solve the problem).
Does anyone one have any suggestions? We are in this house long term and I will do whatever it takes to make the room comfortable – even if that means ripping out the wall/ceiling drywall and re-insulating. But obviously would rather not do this if not necessary.
Thank you in advance
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