Three Insulation Tips for Your Multi-Season Room
Insulation is one of the most important factors when building or converting a multi-season room. It’s important to pay close attention to ceiling and floor insulation. Ceiling insulation in a multi-season room is just as important as attic insulation in a home. Ceiling insulation creates a thermal barrier to help keep comfortable air inside the room. Does the ceiling currently have access so insulation can be added? If the ceiling is not currently insulated and there is no access, the ceiling may need to come down for insulation to be installed.
If you plan to tear up the floor, consider installing spray foam to seal air leaks followed by filling the remainder of the cavity with a blown-in insulation system or fiberglass batts. The final step is to install the new floor system.
When planning your multi-season room, be sure to talk with your contractor about windows and a heat source. Installing high quality windows and sealing air leaks around the windows will help maintain a comfortable inside temperature. Since Wisconsin winters can be very cold, consider adding a heat source so you can enjoy the space all year long.