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How can I add insulation without major renovations?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 21, 2012 01:00 AM
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I recently purchased a condo, but it is exposed on 3 sides and the walls always seem to be cold. It was build in 1994, so I'm not sure how well insulated it is. It was suggested to just add 2 x 4s on the outer walls and insert insulation between them, and cover with a second layer of drywall though this would make the rooms smaller and would require redoing the heating ducts Of course I could tear out the drywall and re-insulate, but that's a lot of work (and messy). Would it just be better to line the outer walls with floor to ceiling bookcases? Is there a third option?




 

 

I recently purchased a condo, but it is exposed on 3 sides and the walls always seem to be cold. It was build in 1994, so I'm not sure how well insulated it is. It was suggested to just add 2 x 4s on the outer walls and insert insulation between them, and cover with a second layer of drywall though this would make the rooms smaller and would require redoing the heating ducts Of course I could tear out the drywall and re-insulate, but that's a lot of work (and messy). Would it just be better to line the outer walls with floor to ceiling bookcases? Is there a third option?

Theresa,

Condominiums tragically often use low cost materials and low bidder when it comes to insulation. There are always exceptions of course but your walls being cold suggests this might be your...



 

 

 
 
 

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