I'm looking for suggestions to insulate a small coat closet with exterior walls WITHOUT interior framing or creating a nest for mold.
My entry way is a small one story addition that holds the door and two small coat closets. Due to water damage from a leaky flat roof, I've had significant damage to the plaster and lathe in one of the closets. The interior wall is the furnace chimney, the other two are uninsulated, exterior walls (my house is 90 years old) (The fourth wall is the door). If I do a proper frame job and put up dry-wall, I'll lose enough square inches that my closet is worthless. I was thinking about just installing foam board and putting wall paper over that, but I'm concerned about moisture buildup, and the related problems.
What kinds of insulation could I use that wouldn't eat into my square footage, and what kind of wall-like covering could I finish it with?This message has been edited. Last edited by: Katita,
Poly ISO board has an R value of 8 per inch. You could put this up and cover it with drywall.
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