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Good and Bad (or rather batt) insulation

Only a short post today.   The weekend at the house was dominated by insulation.  The spray foam insulation guys had been on Wednesday and filled ever nook and cranny with a creamy, white foam.  It was odd getting to the house with the seasons first 4 inches of light powdery snow and seeing the house with about the same thickness of insulation on the inside. 
Closed cell foam insulation -  everywhere.
Guest bed room wall
Landing upstairs - note we wrapped all the old beams for protection

We needed to make some room in the garage for the old ('s less than 3 months old) geothermal unit.  This meant I also had to move the disgusting fiberglass BATT insulation up into the attic space in the garage...yes we have an attic there too.   It was hell.  My goggles kept steaming up because it was so cold out there.  I had a face mask that hardly let you breath and fed hot air straight into the goggles.  Every inch of my exposed skin, ears, wrists, neck etc itched for the rest of the day...and still do if I'm honest...That stuff is NASTY. 

Door to master bedroom - hallway and closet

Master bedroom window
Master bedroom beams
Even with this weird wall covering you can really see the shapes of the rooms coming together.  Sheet-rock walls should begin going in this week and then we really will start to see the new shape of the house.  I love these pictures of the master bathroom.   You can see the light boxes installed in the ceiling.  The down pipe for the shower comes out of the ceiling just in front of the bathroom window.  You will be able to shower in the sunshine and look out of the window...I can't wait for that.  This whole space will be tiled as a wet area so it will feel a bit like my shower in the city which is also just a large shower space.  (...but the view will be better here!)

Master Bathroom shower area
This whole area will be a tiled wet area

This coming week is a big week for us.  The duct work will be finishing up.  The new Geothermal units will be installed and we are hoping that both the electric and water will be installed...fingers crossed that it all comes together.


  1. This was a great post! I have actually been looking to get spray foam insulation in Richmond VA done for my new home. Thank you for sharing this with us!


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