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Installing Cork Insulation

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 05, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Mar 27, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions GreenSpec Insights Climbing the learning curve in working with a new insulation material Sliding a slab of precisely cut cork insulation against a door jamb. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson What do you do if you’re a builder and your client (that would be me) hands you a material that no one’s ever heard of, let alone installed in this country, and asks you to insulate his house with it? A lot of smart builders would run the other way. Eli Gould, our partner in the Dummeston, Vermont farmhouse we’re renovating (really re-building), took it on as a challenge. Last week I wrote about the cork insulation that we’ve installed—the last of it went up at the end of last week. Here I’ll review some of the installation details that Eli and his crew figured out—including such seemingly minor issues as how to cut the stuff. read more






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