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Jun 24, 2013, 09:30 PM
Monga
Insulation
We currently are in the process of remodeling a home. We are living in south Florida, the home was built in 1980 and is wood framed. We had to take down most of the dry wall due to mold (house was vacant for two years). My husband and I are debating whether or not we should get new insulation. He feels there is not much benefit in savings if we install new. thoughts? Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Also, is anti-mold resistant dry wall worth the extra few bucks?
Jun 24, 2013, 10:11 PM
swschrad
yes, the insulation is chock full of spores, and nasty. also blocks air cells, which is the real insulator in insulation. dump that stuff in the dumpster and replace it. being Florida, I'd consider spray foaming it for a water barrier in case of hurricanes, too.

moldproof drywall down there in the high heat and humidity is the right stuff. I'd go all the way and get the fiberglass-faced "can't mold ever" stuff, not the green or blue mold-resistant material.

if you don't do it right, you do it again. and then rising costs will double the job, so you're paying 3 times for the same work. no-brainer when I sit here and do the math.


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Jun 29, 2013, 12:54 AM
brendanuchima
I think call an expert and then take any decision.Its my personal opinion to you .

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Jun 29, 2013, 08:22 AM
CommonwealthSparky
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Originally posted by brendanuchima:
I think call an expert and then take any decision.Its my personal opinion to you .

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I agree, but call three different expects while you are at it.


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Jul 01, 2013, 09:01 PM
SturdyNail
Monga, I have no financial motivation for this, but I'd like to recommend that you view some of Matt Risinger's videos, for example
Matt Risinger video on insulation

He is located in a climate pretty similar to yours (Austin, Texas).

Let us all know how you tackle the task. Best of luck!