How To Install Spray Foam Insulation

Today i am going to tell you guys about our experience with foam insulation. So we chose foam insulation because of the efficiency and the value that you can achieve with foam insulation. We ended up going with three inches in the walls and seven inches in the ceiling. The seven-inch ceiling is giving us an hour value of 49, our 49 and then the walls give us an r21.

I believe, so that's we really wanted to go that stupid. Airtight we thought for this climate. It was gonna, be the most appropriate and realizing that it's costly compared to traditional fiberglass insulation. It was definitely one of those things we thought we would invest in and just handle the cost. So anyway, this week we were able to so this week.

We were able to go ahead and get our insulation guys scheduled. They only had a two day, a waiting period so and then they said that they could finish that come and finish the job of two days like it was super fast. So I didn't really know what to expect. I got to witness the whole production somewhat. I mean I wasn't able to be like inside the entire time, but I got to see some of it, and there was a couple of little hiccups. You'Ll see what happened, but it's definitely fascinating and definitely glad that it was something that we went with.

But let me tell you a little bit more about the story. Kind of show. You what's happened this week with our foam installation inside [, Music ], so the insulation guys came and set up this morning. They got the scaffolding in place. They taped off. All of the beams that they're going to be spraying around with a spray foam insulation to help protect them, so it looks like they're gonna be doing this section first, getting that out of the way they said they are gonna be done by Thursday. It'S a lot of work ahead of them, but I can't wait to see the difference between how we're heating now and how we're gonna be heating. After it's all insulated insulation guys, show up right in early the next day, ready to get started, and they've got. You know, loads of gallons of insulation material in the back of their truck, but I find out they require power to do their job. They didn't really tell me the day before I think they kind of assumed we had power, but they actually have to plug in their machine directly into our breaker panel, which hasn't been turned on yet. So I am in a panic that morning because they drove an hour and a half to be here, so I am trying to get ahold of the power company to see if we can get power to the house as soon as possible. Hi Julie. This is Amy Hager. We talked yesterday about doing the meter install - and I was talking about Friday as a good day for that, but I was wondering, if possible, we could do it today as soon as possible. We have a crew here, ready to do foam insulation and they need to be connected to the power grid. They need to be able to plug into the box with breakers to do their work, and so I was just wondering if that's possible, I think you can get someone out here this morning would be great but would hope we can get something together. Thank you even kidding the power company showed up 30 minutes later, and I got to tell the insulation workers that they were gonna be able to do the job. Today it was fantastic, hey guys, there's our meter all hooked up and running there. We go the moment, we've all been waiting for nothing's different. I was expecting lights, the guys got right down to it that came down and stalled their machine to the breaker panel and began working. It is my dream days house they would subvert the plastic, okay and I hit the cover because, okay yeah, we know okay yeah, make sense yeah.

So, okay, once the mezuzah the classes for our future, we want them to pick them up. Maybe the roof plastic. We could take down cuz we're gonna. Do a wood up there, we'll do drywall down here, seven inches on the roof: yeah, okay, Wow, hi, Japan, [, Music, ] Wow - could be a big difference. Wanda look and the fumes were really weren't all that bad. But I didn't really feel like hanging out in there for a very long time without a mask on you here: [ Applause, ]. Okay, here he comes up the hill. He was slipping a little bit with the tires. I don't know if it's too steep for him or if the specks of dirt to lose it's just if he doesn't matter as if he can see what he's doing his. Probably thinking yeah, don't know if I can get all the way up that steep side of the hill. So he's making a go for it, making it up to the really steep section of the hill they're using the bucket to kind of stabilize the machine, so it kind of pushes them up. That'S a good trick. I could have used with the tractor right guys. Well, it looks like the excavation was successful here we go, he got all the way to the good casing, so that's gonna make it easy for them to get the rest of it rest of the line to the house, so huge pile of dirt. Barely enough for a like one truck to come through on the driveway but looks like they got that all done and he was able to get the corner as well. So, Oh job done guys, the house looks totally different with this insulation inside it almost looks like drywall, so, let's take a look, see how it turned out and the insulation is like a cream color, and you can see how it goes over. This is like some of the electrical wiring they just sort of spray it in here we got three inches on the thickness of the wall, I mean you could see why you got to get your electrical done, because, oh my gosh, everything just disappears. The wiring just disappears with the foam. Oh, there's a there's all-electric line right there. So yep you got three inches on the walls, and then we've got seven inches in the ceiling roof area. So the ceiling roof area supposed to give us an hour value of our 49 so really supposed to the heated. Look. How different everything looks. It kind of reminds me of a gingerbread house so now that we're insulated we'll be able to move the wood stove upstairs pretty cool, hey guys, I think we're ready for drywall. So the next thing we're ready for is another inspection sign off, and I just noticed this: they had posted before they left an insulation certificate and it kind of goes over the type of foam insulation. It was CCX closed-cell, spray, foam insulation that was used and our forty-nine value in the attic area and the r21 in the wall area. So pretty cool, I'm glad these guys included it, and this is gonna help. Our inspector, I'm sure he's going to be looking for this sheet, and we can call them. I mean today's Friday, so let's see he'll probably be able to come out Monday. They leave a message, and you can come and sign off on this insulation spot right here and then we just have a few more signatures to go. Of course that's a lot of work between now and then, but I'm glad that we're making progress and it's funny there's some residual spray off of the foam insulation kind of around the house especially downstairs, and it comes off with a stiff brush a little bit of Scraping but just a little bit of a mess, so it was certainly messy earlier when after they'd finished the job, and it was just foam everywhere, you know it seemed like when they were spraying.

If you've ever watched that show strange things and it's like the sky is filled with like I don't know like hard to breathe styrofoam. That is what it seemed like. I just didn't feel that safe being in here without masks on yeah, even though the contractor didn't seem to care. He was all over just directing the the work they had three guys so the general contractor he had one guy up on the ladders and doing all the spraying, just one guy doing all the spring, then the other guy was kind of doing the scraping scraping down The two by fours or two by sixes and the walls to make sure you still have a way to put your drywall on flush, so that was kind of how they operated and they had taped off all of the wood and all of the windows. And I had just like gone to the gym, and in that time it had already moved downstairs and taped off the door. So like that, you saw Viggo and me waiting sitting in the car. We ended up having to wait because they doubted they were doing the job in the basement. So anyway, that's uh. It was a quick job and very efficient and we definitely would recommend them, and I'll put a link to their company business. If you happen to be in Colorado, I think considering spray foam insulation well, what an improvement waking up to temperature inside of 68 degrees instead of 52 or 54 degrees, a huge improvement. So there you have it our whole house completely encased in foam from the inside, and it's just so interesting. When you look at the texture, it looks kind of spooky like something out of a space movie. You know everything. All these wires are totally coated, and foam and I'm upstairs right now, and you might be able to hear that echo some of its dampened, but I think that emptiness of the house is still contributing to the echo, but it's so much warmer. It'S probably, I don't know 60 degrees up here, and it's pretty much been 30 degrees up here before the cold insulation. So the little bit of heat that's coming up from the wood stove is definitely staying in the house. Sting inside. So that's really awesome and the Fact that you know we woke up in the morning and there was only like a 2-3 degree temperature drop from the wood stove going out compared to our normal 10-degree drop. It was a huge big deal to feel like the house can retain its temperature. I went out to the gym this morning came back, and it was the same temperatures when I left, even though I didn't soak up the wood stove beforehand. So it's one of those I think I'm probably more excited about the foam insulation. Then I have been about every other step. So far I mean seeing the house come up and being framed was probably the ultimate, but as far as getting our electricity turned on, I mean we had that short line. So it's not like we were without electricity and the same thing with getting our well done. It'S like, we don't really have the plumbing in yet, so we don't I'm not really experiencing the whole. The joy of you knows all the hot water and all that stuff yeah. So I think, just comfort, wise and security wise having the insulation done, has been a huge big step, and you know so far. What is gonna happen is we'll see how things turn out after the drywall, which we did get her quote, are going forward with somebody. Local in the area contractor to come out and do the drywall for us not sure when it's all getting started, we're still setting that up, but it's probably a one week job. So I think once that's done and all the walls are drywall. That'S gonna feel. Like house and then we'll set the fill it with furniture or whatever yeah, we still have a few more steps. We'Ve got to do the floor and all the cabinets and all that kind of thing so not sure how much we'll still be able to get done before the Christmas holiday before the end of the year. We really wanted to kind of be in here by the end of the year, but as long to be there, how secure, I think you know, get all the major stuff done. Maybe we come back from holiday, and we're all like gung-ho. Then we can move in we'll see, I'm not even sure like one of the cabinet's will be ready for the kitchen, so there's still a lot more to come, but I wanted to keep you guys updated on this installation, because I was so fascinating and just the Fact that they did it in two days the whole complete house is done, and it's solid, I mean we're. Barely heating with like wood, stove and the whole place is staying 68 degrees. So I should probably get a thermometer up here, just to kind of see what the actual temperature is, but I probably could take my coat off.

9So I'm thinking it's at least sixty could be sixty-five, but no good stuff and we're still waiting to heal from the good driller. I talked to them this morning. We'Ve got our trench dugout as you saw and it's dangerous. You know. That'S not a good thing that you want to leave I'll open. So this son of the good driller is the pump installer, so they're doing everything they electric and all of that and they're supposed to be getting back to me this afternoon when to find out. If he's available today, he had one to do this morning, and we're hoping that we won't be the ones to get the afternoon job. So maybe, by the end of the day, we'll have a water pump, worst-case scenario: I might have to wait till Monday, and I hope not because it is supposed to get colder and that dirt can all freezing. We just want to backfill it. So still one more little hurdle to go before we get running water is getting our pump installed and getting the boiler connected, we'll have to call the plumber back for that.

So still a little bit was to come, but we're guaranteed to keep you guys updated. Thank you for joining us on our journey. If you haven't subscribed yet you kind of want to see the turnout of events then just hit the subscribe button and the notification button will let you know, then the instant the next video comes out so you'll be able to stay up to date with that, but Anyway, we thank you for all of your helpful tips and information and advice that you've given us along the way, and it's definitely boosted my spirits. Obviously, I think you could probably tell them a lot more joyful now than I was a few weeks ago. Just about the progress because it's all coming together kind of rapidly, so thanks guys we'll see you next time. Alright, thanks for joining me today!

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