The conditioned space shared with these knee walls was sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter due to sharing a wall with an unconditioned attic space. We installed insulation in the wall cavities and covered it with Tyvec to create an air barrier and better insulate the wall. We also installed insulation on the floor of the space to prevent air loss from the room below.
Radiant barrier insulation board installed in room over garage in Sandston, VA home.
Front room over garage with radiant barrier insulation installed.
Front room over garage radiant barrier insulation application in Sandston, VA
This homeowner contacted us because their "current insulation [was] over-compressed and not doing its job." This is very common in older homes, insulation settles over time and doesn't help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We removed the old ineffective insulation, air sealed the attic, and installed a fresh blanket of blown-in cellulose to help make this home more comfortable year-round.