an attic renovation: the wonders of foam insulation

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Last week I wrote about the renovation project in our new third floor attic space. You wrote in with amazing words of encouragement and some great tips. One of them: Don’t skimp on insulation! Our contractor said the same thing, and encouraged us to use this amazing foam insulation. (How amazing? Watch this YouTube video of it in action and see for yourself.) Spray foam insulation is polyurethane foam that is pumped between walls, ceilings — anywhere you need insulation. A bit more expensive than the traditional pink layers, it helps keep the heat inside during the winter and hot air out during the summer. Ours was finished up last week, and now that the dry wall is up, we can already feel how much nicer it is up there. In the top picture you can see the shape of the room. There is a staircase on the right (that leads down to a bedroom we’ll use as an office). You can also see the two grown-up-sized closets we’re making. People keep asking what we’re going to do with the room. Honestly, nothing at first — we won’t have any money left over for furniture! But someday I hope it will be a groovy hangout for our daughter and her pals. A sleep over spot. What could be better? — Angela M.

From our partners
Mary T.

Angela, that looks great and I am SOOOO jealous!