Do you want to find out how to insulate a new home? We have been building our own house, acting as our own general contractors. Last week in-between all the packing and moving we were also working on getting the insulation done. We decided to go with R22 fiberglass insulation. We decided not to do spray foam because of the higher cost. At this point in the build we’re trying to scale back where we can so we can hopefully still make our budget. The insulation really makes the house quieter, and will keep the house toasty warm this winter. So here are some pretty pink pictures.
To insulate a new home, first you need to choose the insulation type. We chose to go with with R-22 pink fiberglass insulation. They come in the perfect size to stuff the batts in between the studs. Make sure you wear a face mask and gloves, because this stuff gets itchy.
Once all the insulation is installed, you can add the vapor barrier and tape along the edges and around the windows.
Since the kitchen is right next to our bedroom, we added sound proof insulation all along that wall.
In the basement we only had to add insulation for the upper 4 feet. The foundation was done with ICF, so doesn’t need another layer of insulation.
Sometime in the last few weeks we also had the septic tank installed and the septic bed finished off. Karl Moran, from Ted Moran and Sons, did all the civil work for the house including the entire septic system.
Next week the drywall goes in, and soon we can start doing all the pretty finishing work!