Insulating with Spray Foam for Temperature and Batts for Sound Attenuation
Insulation decisions for houses in Central Texas are a huge consideration.
In this house we’ve decided to go with spray foam insulation on both the roof deck and the walls for temperature control. The benefits of Icynene, or spray foam insulation, in this climate are something that many buyers look for.
We’ve had the Manual J run o the HVAC system and sized in appropriately, and were able to spray 7″ at the roof deck, and 3.5″ on the walls, making for an extremely comfortable house and what should be manageable electric bills.
We’ve also put batts in certain walls for sound attenuation. This will prevent excessive noise in the lower floors and outside of the wet areas.