This has been a very long time coming. It almost feels like our entire project is revolving around this closed cell foam insulation issue. Well, not just that, but insulation in general.
And that was just the brain work, which was followed by a seemingly endless task list of preparations that began with masonry repairs. We needed to fix the brick work around one of our bedroom windows, adjust the size of the kitchen window, take care of some window headers and repoint the masonry in a couple locations on the 1st floor.
One of the last tasks was to eliminate the thermal break around the perimeter of the 2nd floor. This work was literally identical to the preparations on the 1st floor, from the cutting of a 3 inch thermal break gap, to plugging the gap with foam board insulation.
I think we are now ready for the spray foam insulation. We’ll better be, because the installation crew is knocking at my door!
The rest of the perimeter walls received one inch of closed cell foam, which gives us the desired air seal around the building envelope.
To get to the targeted insulation value of R-28, we need more insulation than this.The next layer will be open cell foam. But before that gets installed, we will have to continue with a few more preparations. Yep! There are more tasks waiting for us…