Now way down deep into the bowels of the house. Otherwise known as the basement. I never knew how much heat was lost through the concrete above ground. Evidently, cement blocks have only an R value of 1. The guys spent 2 days spraying a 2 part insulation foam on the basement walls. After this was completed there was a noticeable difference in the house.
Beautiful insulation aaaaa.......
Next came attic insulation. We have two attics.
Please don't fall through! Nice and deep with plenty loft. When we first moved into the house the attics were slap full of junk. The house was owned by a hoarder and boy was it full.
They removed the top portion of the window at each end and put in a vent to allow moisture to escape. There is old wallpaper from who knows when. I can't imagine being a kid and staying up here.
They spent about 4 full days insulating the house. In the past if the temp in the kitchen was 68 we had a rip roaring fire in the woodstove. Now with the fire banked it will reach 70 with very little effort. The big test will be when we drop back to the negatives. Today the high is suppose to be 60. If this keeps up we should get 3 cuttings of hay this summer. That will be a blessing in itself.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm