Just in time for Christmas, we’ve turned the inside of Patty’s house into a winter wonderland. Gulf South Insulation came in yesterday to spray a coating of soy-based insulation into the house. This stuff is pretty cool and has three main advantages for us:
- When combined with standard roll insulation that we will also be putting in, we will get a very good insulation factor, which will keep the house from gaining or losing too much heat.
- Because it sprays in, it will fill in all the little holes in the framing to give us 100% cover and increase airtightness.
- As a soy-based product, it’s more environmentally friendly and should not create any air quality problems.
(Left to right) (1) The mechanical workings of the spray system; (2) Insulation around the bedroom window box; (3) A detail of the insulation’s texture (it dries very hard, despite appearances); (4) The insulation seeping out in places, which is messy but means it’s filling in the gaps.