How to Choose and Use Insulation | This Old House



This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the wide world of insulation. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Up in the loft, Tom and Kevin discussed different types of exterior wall insulation and how they’re installed, both for new construction and retrofit situations. The materials included liquid spray foam, recycled denim batts, fiberglass batts, blown-in fiberglass, and cellulose. Installation of vapor retarders over insulation was also discussed.

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Tom showed Kevin a variety of materials used for insulating exterior walls, including Fiberglass Batts (faced & un-faced), blown-in fiberglass and liquid foam (open & closed cell).

Manufacturers: CertainTeed Corp [https://www.certainteed.com/], Bonded Logic, Inc. [http://www.bondedlogic.com/]

Supplier: Kamco Supply Corp. of Boston [https://www.kamcoboston.com/]

Additional assistance provided by Anderson Insulation [https://www.andersoninsul.com/] (installers of several insulation types), Joseph Lstiburek, building scientist, Building Science Corp. [http://www.buildingscienceconsulting.com/]

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Which Brand of Vinyl Flooring is Best



Today we’re discussing which vinyl luxury plank flooring brands I prefer the most! We’re going to talk about all the options on the marketplace, and how you can avoid buying a bad product when you think you’re getting a good deal. Keep watching to find out which brand of vinyl plank flooring is the best buy for you.

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