Fireplace Insulating Plug Stop your chimney from stealing heat Fireplace dampers can't stop heat loss as well as a tight-fitting chimney insulating plug. Trims with a knife to fit your chimney. Rigid, closed-cell polyethylene is unaffected by moisture. Insulation R-Value of 8. 42"W x 12"L x 2"H. Remove it before you start a fire
Conserve Energy and use nontoxic materials. Compared to fiberglass insulation, our natural fiber insulation: * Doesn't require a warning label * Has mostly recycled content * Non-toxic; no respiratory or other safety equipment recommended * Retains R-value in colder conditions because it is denser * Has superior acoustical properties; controls airborne noise such as airplanes * Requires less energy to manufacturer * Does not contain formaldehyde
R-VALUE: 40.0, SUITABLE FOR: new construction, retrofitTHERMAL PERFORMANCE: At R-3.5 per in., the cellulose in this system yields an overall value of R-40.PROS:• Familiar building process means lower labor costs with readily available materials.• If cellulose is used, the project has a lower environmental impact.• Large moisture-storage capacity allows wall cavities to dry gradually.CONS:• Fairly involved insulation process can add to labor costs.• Reduces interior space by 3%.
Insulating Basement Walls with XPS Foam Board Insulation I’ve written quite a few articles about basement insulation and showing folks how to use foam board products instead of fiberglass. I recently made a quick video highlighting the approach on using XPS Foam Board Insulation to insulate basement walls. The video talks about insulating the rim…