Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Insulation Installation

Well, a migraine ended up sending me back to bed yesterday and completely derailed my plans/life for the day. Hate it when that happens. My head is still sort of in La-La Land today, but I wanted to get this posted for you. I already had the photos chosen, edited and watermarked, so I just needed to get them on the blog with a little text about the insulation.

The crew from Superior Polymer arrived on a foggy morning with their truck.

They pulled the hose into the house

and went to work.

Most of you have probably seen how this spray foam works on TV. They spray it on and it expands to fill the corners and crevices. They did the walls first.

Then, the crew started trimming the foam to make it flush with the studs.


There's lots of waste.

The guys said if anyone can ever figure out what to do with all the leftover material, they could be rich.
 

After the 1st floor walls were finished, they continued on to the remaining exterior walls and rafters.


Here's a shot of the ceiling in the Great Room.

Here's the ceiling in the loft.
 

You can see the shower in the 2nd floor bathroom in the following photo - covered in protective plastic. The crew shot spray foam between the shower wall and the exterior wall of the house, so that area is also insulated well.

Here's one final shot of the loft area - looking past the bathroom on the right and into one of the guest bedrooms.

We could immediately feel the difference in the house. It's cooler on warm days and warmer on cool days - probably the smartest money we spent on the entire project.

Another one of the projects that Steve was working on during the time the insulation crew was in the house was a new home for Cocoa.

Her home is well insulated, too.

We put aside some pieces of siding and some roof shingles, so her home will match our home. So far, she approves.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

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