Thermal Bridging Research: Investigating Insulation Thickness for Renovations


I love when science is applied to normal things. It looks like a little change can make a big difference. Thanks for sharing. I will have to make sure I apply this in regards to insulation thickness.

Fred Summers, July 13, 2015

Thanks for the information! I was wondering about how spray foam insulation is effective until I read the information that addresses this question. Finding out that it can fill unseen voids and provides and integral vapor barrier in walls helped to answer my question. I’m starting to think that it would be beneficial to install spray foam insulation in my home since it seems like it would be very effective.

Steve Holt, September 3, 2015

I think that spray insulation is definitely the way to go. My friend recently built a home and he used spray insulation. He says that he knows his home will stay warm. The winters are cold here, so this is highly advantageous. How much does spray insulation cost?

Johnson McGee, September 14, 2015

It’s nice to experience some disillusion from time to time. Thanks for enlightening us! I think I will definitely strongly consider spray insulation for me home. So far I haven’t heard many negative details about it.

Steven Harrison, September 18, 2015

Spray insulation is the way to go if you ask me. It is the easiest way to add to already existing insulation to increase your home’s energy efficiency. You can see in the pictures that especially as the insulation is uninterrupted, it is able to seriously increase the effectiveness of a heater or air conditioner.

Jason Scott, October 7, 2015

I really like the graphics shown on the performance improvements with adding certain amounts of insulation. I also like what was said about the spray insulation’s effectiveness being directly related to the perfection at which it is applied. Thanks for sharing this article, it has been very interesting.

James Hobusch, October 21, 2015

A small change in design can make a big difference. It’s not unlike a plane’s course being changed by the smallest degree. With enough distance, the plane is far from it’s destination. One small change to the insulation of a bridge can have a huge impact.

Steven Harrison, November 4, 2015

I really like how you said that, “Spray applied insulation is once again gaining popularity, largely because of its ability to fill unseen voids and provide an integral vapor barrier.” I do agree that this is by far one of the best methods due to the fact that it covers unseen voids. I’m currently in the process of insulating my basement and I want it to be quick and efficient. Thanks for sharing this because it was really helpful for my project.

breck lewis, November 6, 2015

Having a visual like the pictures you provided really give me a better understanding of how insulation works. Understanding how it works will make installing much easier. Thanks so much for sharing!

Drew, November 13, 2015