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Would this work week to insulate a work van wall? I plan on putting wood over the insulation

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January 12, 2016
Just want to keep some heart inside of van
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January 13, 2016
Unfortunately Owens Corning has no recommendations for the installation of our products in an automobile. The fiberglass insulation has been tested for use in residential and commercial buildings only. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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can i put r-19 kraft faced over r-7 aluminum faced

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January 1, 2016
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January 4, 2016
This would not be recommended as those facings would create a double vapor barrier scenario. This can increase the chance of moisture getting trapped between the facings and inhibiting the performance/insulating power of the fiberglass. When adding a new layer of insulation, be sure that it is unfaced and the facing is not sandwiched between the fiberglass. I also suggest you determine your local code requirements pertaining to the recommended R-value and vapor barrier placement for your region. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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should i use r19 or r30?

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new hampshire
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December 24, 2015
I'm insulating a garage ceiling that will later be heated. the attic space above the garage is unfinished. I have already installed strapping and plan on using kraft faced insulation rolls but am not sure what r value to use on 2x6 ceiling joists. eventually the ceiling will be sheetrocked and the attic space will be used for storage only.
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December 30, 2015
When it comes to choosing the correct R-Value the manufacturer would not be able to make those recommendations. Those are set very specifically by local building codes. I suggest you determine your local code requirements pertaining to the recommended R-value and vapor barrier placement for your region. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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I want to install insulation in my crawl space. Do I need to add vapor barrier in my crawl space. I am getting different

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December 3, 2015
Answers. The Pro's at Home Depot said I don't. But online says I need it because of the moisture. The face insulation will be sufficient.
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December 8, 2015
I suggest you determine your local code requirements pertaining to recommended R-value and vapor barrier requirements for your region. Typically in an unconditioned crawlspace, you would place a 4 or 6 mil poly vapor barrier on the ground, allowing it to go up the wall approximately 8" - 12". You have allot of moisture that comes out of the ground, so this will assist with blocking much of this from entering the crawlspace. Also, we typically recommend filling the cavity under the subfloor of the room above. If the room above is heated, you would typically use a Kraft Faced insulation, with the Kraft Facing in direct contact with the subfloor of the room above. I would suggest you air seal the cavities along the rim joist, and place a piece of insulation in that cavity as well. You can find some useful installation videos at the following site: http://insulation.owenscorning.com/homeowners/customer-support/installation-videos/ If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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How many rolls do I need for 1152 sq ft under a house

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November 8, 2015
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November 10, 2015
Brian, unfortunately I do not give estimates for specific jobs. Per the Home Depot website, under the Product Overview; •Dimensions: 6-1/4 in. x 15 in. x 39.2 ft., 1 piece (48.96 sq. ft. / roll) If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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Houston
February 11, 2016
24 rolls
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Is stapling the flaps of the facing to the joists any better than just "friction fitting" the insulation between the studs?

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Pondo
Muskego, WI
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November 2, 2015
I figure that it would make a better vapor barrier, but find no recommendation on it.
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November 4, 2015
There are 3 methods that are acceptable ways to install Owens Corning fiberglass insulation. Friction fit, Face Stapling and Inset Stapling are all equally as effective pertaining to a vapor retarder standpoint. Once the drywall/gypsum board (air barrier) is installed over the insulation, the minimal exposure of the studs, when friction fit or inset stapling, is not a significant difference. It's basically the preference of the installer. One reason that many installers probably install with friction fit is if face stapled, and there are any staples that aren't inserted well enough, it could cause issues when it comes to installing the drywall. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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Does the faced Isolation act as a vapor barrier or do I need to add a vapor barrier also.

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Rod
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October 30, 2015
This is a new room on cement floor.
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November 2, 2015
The Kraft Facing on Owens Corning insulation is considered a "Vapor Retarder", which allows only a certain amount of vapor to pass through. A "Vapor Barrier" allows less vapor to pass through than a vapor "retarder". You need to determine your local code requirements pertaining to Vapor Barrier in order to determine what you need to meet as well as proper placement for your region. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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what insulation is the best to install in the floor the movil home ?

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October 6, 2015
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October 7, 2015
First I recommend you determine your local code requirements regarding R-value and vapor barrier requirements. Based upon your region, your local code will determine which way your vapor barrier should face. We always recommend you fill the cavity if possible. IF your local code dictates that the vapor barrier should face the inside of your mobile home, then you could use the R-19 Kraft Faced if you choose. In this instance the Kraft Facing would have to be up tight against the subfloor. You could then help support the insulation with strapping or "sharks teeth". One thing I would be concerned about would be if the underside of your mobile home is exposed to the elements. I would be concerned with any animals or critters getting into it. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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how many rolls do i need for 120.00 square feet

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obie
Sacramento California
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October 1, 2015
I used the calculator and it gave me square footage. .. but i am not sure how many roll to buy...for R-19 insulation
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October 1, 2015
Unfortunately I do not estimate specific jobs for customers. According to the Home Depot website for the Owens Corning R-19 Kraft Faced ; •Dimensions: 6-1/4 in. x 15 in. x 39.2 ft., 1 piece (48.96 sq. ft. / roll). If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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How large is the item in its original packaging at the store? I need to know how many can fit in my car.

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Xenia
New York
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September 25, 2015
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September 28, 2015
I can only give estimated dimensions. The Owens Corning R-19 Kraft Faced Rolls will approximately be 23"-24" Wide x 16"-17" Long x 23"-24" High. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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What is the best choice for crawl space insulation

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georgie
Rochester, NY
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September 23, 2015
I have approx. a 3' deep crawl space under a home I m going to be moving into in a couple of months. What is my best choice for insulating this area? What would the R factor be after installing your suggested materials? What other information can you provide to me to do the job correctly and have the needed materials there at the start of the job?
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September 28, 2015
First I suggest determining your local code requirements for recommended R-value and vapor barrier requirements for your region. Once you determine what is needed, I suggest you caulk and seal the perimeter of each of the small cavities along the Rim Joist. Also I recommend caulking and sealing any cracks, leaks and penetrations on the foundation wall prior to insulating. Assuming you have an Unconditioned Crawlspace, Owens Corning has an R-19 UNFaced insulation that can be used to insulate along the Rim Joist cavities, and I would recommend you fill the ceiling/ floor joists cavities with a Kraft Faced insulation, with the Facing up tight against the subfloor above. You can determine the R-value depending upon the dimensions of the Joists. You can finish with a minimum 6 mil poly vapor barrier on the ground. If you are unfamiliar with this type of application, I recommend contacting a local contractor for some assistance. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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what is the best insulation for basement walls

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Clydecat
Springfield,Ma.
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September 13, 2015
I am building 2 finished rooms in my basement . The walls are concrete and I will be sealing them and putting 6 mill plastic from floor to ceiling between concrete walls and metal studs. Also I will be putting 6 mill plastic over concrete floor before I put in floating wood floor.
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September 15, 2015
First I recommend you determine your local code requirements regarding recommended R-value and vapor barrier requirements. A 6 mill poly on the floor is probably a good idea if you currently do not have a layer of poly under the concrete slab. As far as putting the 6 mill poly on the walls, I'm not sure that will be necessary if you are sealing the walls prior. Also, I don't recommend using a Kraft Faced insulation for your new walls below grade because the walls may have vapor transmission in different directions according to the seasons. You wouldn't want the walls to trap any small amounts of vapor passing through. The key is to keep the humidity levels down in the basement, as well as the temperature maintained, and good air movement. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry!
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INSULATING DIRECTLY TO ROOF

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June 3, 2015
I WANT TO PUT A PLAY-ROOM IN MY ATTIC. CAN I PUT THIS ON DIRECTLY ON THE CEILING AND WALLS, AND DO I NEED ANY-THING ELSE TO DO THIS
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June 4, 2015
You may want to have a tool to cut the insulation, some tape to repair rips or tears in the backing and perhaps a stapler of some sort to attach the insulation in odd-shaped areas.
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July 29, 2015
You need to read up a bit on ventilated vs non-ventilated roof systems and from what you read answer the question for yourself as it is a subjective answer.
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I have a 28 foot X 60 foot double wide I need to insulate and wrap under floor only how much insulation and barrier will it take??

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April 21, 2015
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April 22, 2015
We do not estimate jobs. I suggest you contact a local contractor to physically assess your situation and properly give you an estimate. If you need further assistance you can call your local Home Depot and speak to someone at the ProDesk area and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT 1-800-(466-3337) and a Customer Service Representative will be happy to further assist you. Thank you for your inquiry!
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How much sound insulation is provided with the R-19 Kraft Faced Insulation Continuous Roll insulation? Is there a specific level of sound reduction?

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Houston, Tx
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February 21, 2015
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February 23, 2015
Sound is measured by STC (Sound Transmission class) which is a rating for a wall system, not the individual components. Insulation absorbs sound in the wall cavity helping to lower the amount of sound that travels from one room to the next. The amount of change from the insulation depends on the type of assembly. If you need further assistance you can call your local Home Depot and speak to someone at the ProDesk area and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT 1-800-(466-3337) and a Customer Service Representative will be happy to further assist you. Thank you for your inquiry!
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February 22, 2015
This is a roll of 15 inches by 39.2 feet. The level of sound reduction would vary depending on local factors and installation methods.
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How to secure R19 fiberglass insulation in crawlspace?

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GA
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February 11, 2015
I am about to install R-19 faced fiberglass insulation in my unconditioned crawlspace. I've already put 6 millimeter polyethylene sheeting over the bare ground to help keep moisture out but am concerned that the insulation will start to sag over time. The floor joists' are 2" x 10" so the insulation will not fill the cavity as the insulation is only 6.25 inches thick. Since the insulation will be installed with the face up to the floor I won't be able to staple it. I've been told the straight wire retainers don't work so well. I'm now at the point that I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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February 11, 2015
You can visit the following website, which has a very helpful installation video for Unconditioned Crawlspaces. http://insulation.owenscorning.com/homeowners/customer-support/installation-videos/ You can use strapping, or as shown in the video, "sharks teeth", which may have a different name depending upon who you ask. These are thin metal rods that are fit in between the floor joists, which help support the insulation. I hope this information is helpful. You can also contact someone at your local Home Depot Pro Desk area, or call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT
1-800-(466-3337) and a customer service representative will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your inquiry!
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I am placing insulation in an unfinished attic, and will not be doing the ceiling for a few weekis.

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exislandman
Jacksonville
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January 25, 2015
I don't want to rely on only the paper barrier to hold it up. Is there a bracket or brace made for holding it in place until I get the ceiling up?
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January 26, 2015
Since you are using Kraft Faced insulation, you can staple the flanges to the joist to assist in holding the insulation in place until you drywall. Someone at your local Home Depot will be able to help you determine the correct staples and stapler to use for your application. Thank you for your inquiry, and good luck with your project!
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Can this product be used in a 48" crawl space floor joist application?

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November 10, 2014
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November 13, 2014
Thank you for your inquiry. You would use Unfaced matieral because tyhe Kraft facing must be covered by a thermal barrier due to it being combustible.
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should i use faced or unfaced insulation in between floor joist

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November 4, 2014
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November 6, 2014
Thank you for your inquiry. If the area below the floor is not heated you can would use the kraft faced insulation. If the area is heated below you could use either. Plese check your local building codes for their specifications.
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Can I use R19 Faced Rolled insulation in my attic with added R30 Unfaced Rolled to increase my R value?

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Robijoe
Huntington Beach, CA
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October 16, 2014
I find that the Batts of Faced R30 to be quite costly for the amount of product given (11 pieces that are only 48" in length) and Rolled Faced R30 that is neither offered or available. Can you offer any other suggestions?
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October 21, 2014
You can use R19 Faced Rolled insulation in your attic, with the facing downward toward the heated side celing, and then add an R30 Unfaced insulation on top of that to achieve the R49 desired.
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