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Matt Timion 05-23-2006 02:32 PM

where do I buy insulation?
 
I mean the insulation for houses... drywall, etc.

I'm finishing the basement and planning on finishing the garage next. I went to Home Depot and they didn't have rolls of insulation like I expected.

Has anyone done this before? Where can I buy craploads of insulation?

MetroMPG 05-23-2006 04:53 PM

That's really odd. Did you ask at the contractor's area/desk?

JanGeo 05-23-2006 06:08 PM

Home Depot has it in rolls but often in a separate section and wrapped in paper or plastic bags so you may not recognize it.

thisisntjared 05-23-2006 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JanGeo
Home Depot has it in rolls but often in a separate section and wrapped in paper or plastic bags so you may not recognize it.

yup, you know how i know? i threw some in my rear corner panels to reduce the white noise.

Matt Timion 05-23-2006 11:47 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I'll just buckle up and ask someone next time :P

GasSavers_Ryland 05-24-2006 07:40 PM

Any Lumber Yard
 
Any lumber yard should have fiber glass insulation, if you want to suport a big box store Home Depot should have it unless something freaky is going on, with fiber glass you don't want to install it by packing it, it insulates best when it is loose and fluffy, you can cut, or "tear" it (sort of) but really, cutting it with a sharp utility knife (box cutter style) and a scrap of wood as a cutting board is the best way, craft face (paper glued on to the fiber wool) is normaly used over head, or in areas where you want to staple the insulation in place, otherwise a vapor barrior of some sort of plastic sheating is normaly used between the insulation and the dry wall.
befor insulating make sure to seal up all gaps and cracks that might let in air, water or bugs, I like useing Great Stuff (exspanding foam in a can) but calk works as well, simply sealing up gaps and cracks will help a great deal in keeping a house the tempure you want.
This is the kind of thing I do, super insulation/green building.


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