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xboxman

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aerogel insulation
« on: November 25, 2010, 06:40:23 AM »
Hi Guys

been thinking about Super Insulating my home  but didn't want to try and make my walls thick enough for R40 fiberglass then ran across this aerogel insulation  and was wondering if anyone has tried this ?
seems like i read some where that this aerogel  is about $2.00 per foot or maybe it was Sq Ft
if any one has any more info please post it here

http://www.aerogel.com/markets/building.html

thanks

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Re: aerogel insulation
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 07:36:45 AM »
Stopping air leaks is important, too. But that makes for stale air inside unless you have or install an air to air heat exchanger to force fresh air turnover and maybe a dehumidifier depending on the climate.

With the right insulation and air-tight construction you don't need supplemental heat.

http://www.thermablok.com/  The stuff is still more expensive than conventional insulation, but for irregular or curved surfaces it works well. Adding it to door and windows frames and stamped steel studs is an economical use for it.

This stuff has a big future in manufactured housing AKA "mobile homes."

Tritium

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Re: aerogel insulation
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 08:34:57 AM »
Hi Guys

been thinking about Super Insulating my home  but didn't want to try and make my walls thick enough for R40 fiberglass then ran across this aerogel insulation  and was wondering if anyone has tried this ?
seems like i read some where that this aerogel  is about $2.00 per foot or maybe it was Sq Ft
if any one has any more info please post it here

http://www.aerogel.com/markets/building.html

thanks

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