Insulation in Interior Walls?
Just a quick question here on insulation. Now that my electrical is done on my new addition and I am getting ready for insulation, do you think I should put insulation into the interior walls as well?
I thought it would help reduce some sound transmission as I really don't want to hear the washing machine working while the baby is sleeping, or whatnot. But a contracting friend thought it was a waste of money because he felt the wall board and ceiling would suppress the noise enough.
Another concern I have is with the radiant floor heat. I zoned it out so that the kids rooms, and my bedroom, and even the bathroom, can be adjusted differently. I would think insulation would help there too, but once again my contracting friend felt the drywall and ceilings would be enough so that you could feel the difference in room temps.
I figured it out and to insulate the interior walls would cost me an additional 350 bucks. If it was your house, would you spend the money or save it thinking the cost does not justify the benefit?
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