Did you notice inside the Momplex that we actually are closer than you'd think? Alot of this has to do with building with ARXX blocks - we skipped five steps in one! But there's still tons and tons of work to be done. First up, we've got to start sealing the Momplex in!
But what to do with the excess foam?
We find a handsaw works best.
And you are left with a nice clean window!
And a nice big mess!
But the plywood isn't enough. Come a good wind, the blow in insulation will just fill up those sofits!
You can buy foam baffles specifically designed for this application for less than a buck each.
And they just get stapled in place.
NOTE: You actually don't need the plywood blocking for these foam baffles, but with the high winds up at the Momplex, we opted to put them in. Cheap insurance.
The baffles went up really fast!
Now we are one step closer to getting the Momplex fully insulated!
- Vent Pipes in ceiling (done deal - will be blogging about in few days!)
- Plumbing Pipes for vents in ceiling (done deal too!)
- Electrical Boxes in ceiling with wire run to switches (still working on wiring)
- Vapor Barrier on ceiling
- Drywall hung on ceiling
- Insulation blown in ceiling
- Garage doors installed (happening right now!)
I feel pretty good about getting at least one Mom moved in by this year!
So how do you insulate where you live? Is insulating for hot weather the same as cold weather? Have you used the baffles? Do they hold up? We'd love to know!