DIY Spray Foam Insulation - Poor Man's Spray Foam
How to Spray Foam Insulation - Poor Man's Spray Foam
Hey, Corey Binford here with a quick insulation tip.
I wanted to show you what I call Poor Man's Spray Foam, which is basically taking all of the benefits of spray foam insulation but you can do it yourself at home and it's a very inexpensive way to do it.
What I do it take these foam panels, this is called DOW Tuff-R. It's a closed cell foam and it's about 2 inches thick. It has an r-value of 12 in this little tiny space which is kind of amazing to me.
Anyway, I just wanted to show you how to do this. The first step you need to do is measure the wall cavity, right. So you know how big or small the piece of foam you need to cut is. Then I take the foam board over to my table saw and I literally cut each piece to fit. But I don't cut it real snug. I cut it so there's a little bit of a gap around the outside of it.
Then I take the board and I put in the wall cavity. And then I use Great Stuff to go around the perimeter of it and I seal off all of the potential for air leakage. And what happens is, as the Great Stuff expands and gets harder, it gets to the point where there's a little excess off to the side. Which is not a big deal. Because all you need to do is take a saw or a razor blade to cut off the excess.
You can do it from the inside and put the drywall back on or in this case I'm doing it from the outside and put the sheeting or plywood back on.
Just a real quick tip or an idea. It's not conventional but it definitely works. It gives you a really good strong r-value and it also creates a nice air tight seal. Which is exactly what spray foam does but it doesn't cost anyway near the amount that spray foam would.
If you're sick and tired of spending too much money on your energy bills, stop by my website at HowToHomeInsulation.com. You'll find the videos and information you need to start saving money on your energy bills right now. My name is Corey Binford. Thanks for watching.