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Old 11-20-2022, 12:30 PM
 
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I have a small cinder block house. It gets all seasons, and a pretty cold winter with snow. The summer is nice cause it stays cool. The winters it's tough to keep it warm. I'm going to remodel the inside with 1x6 tongue and groove pine. Mostly for looks. I believe I will use a 2x4 frame and insulate within the frame.

What type of insulation should I use and how should I prepare the surface ?
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Old 11-20-2022, 12:35 PM
 
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I have a small cinder block house. It gets all seasons, and a pretty cold winter with snow. The summer is nice cause it stays cool. The winters it's tough to keep it warm. I'm going to remodel the inside with 1x6 tongue and groove pine. Mostly for looks. I believe I will use a 2x4 frame and insulate within the frame.

What type of insulation should I use and how should I prepare the surface ?
You could just use furring strips (about 3/4" x 2.5" I think). Then use rigid styrofoam board between the strips. Then attach your pine to the furring strips.
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I have a small cinder block house. It gets all seasons, and a pretty cold winter with snow. The summer is nice cause it stays cool. The winters it's tough to keep it warm. I'm going to remodel the inside with 1x6 tongue and groove pine. Mostly for looks. I believe I will use a 2x4 frame and insulate within the frame.

What type of insulation should I use and how should I prepare the surface ?

There are several different ways to go-
First and foremost- What's your budget?

Second- What zone are you in? This will determine the amount of insulation (R-value) you "should" have. This will in-turn determine what type of framing you would need... and your budget constraint.
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Old 11-20-2022, 05:02 PM
 
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There are several different ways to go-
First and foremost- What's your budget?

Second- What zone are you in? This will determine the amount of insulation (R-value) you "should" have. This will in-turn determine what type of framing you would need... and your budget constraint.
To add to that, vapor barrier issues will vary.
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