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Is My House Insulation Working ?
« on: 25/01/2013 14:50:21 »
As a sheepy I of course know sod all about thermodynamics !!...well..I do know that my sheepy fleece keeps me warm !!

Take a looky at my house !

It's covered in snow init ?


My Housey Being Covered In Snow Just Moments Ago !

Does the fact that there is snow on my house mean that my insulation is working ?


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Re: Is My House Insulation Working ?
« Reply #1 on: 25/01/2013 18:50:50 »
Logically it must mean that at least one of the following is true:
- your insulation is working
- your house is cold (or upstairs bedrooms at least)
- your roof is very drafty
 

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Re: Is My House Insulation Working ?
« Reply #2 on: 25/01/2013 19:51:47 »
Why is only half of the roof covered with snow?  Do you have some kind of unheated attic in part of the house, and upper level living quarters in the other part?

You do have a lot of window surface area.  Single or double paned?  Brick isn't noted to be a good insulator.
 

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Re: Is My House Insulation Working ?
« Reply #3 on: 26/01/2013 05:35:22 »
Logically it must mean that at least one of the following is true:
- your insulation is working
- your house is cold (or upstairs bedrooms at least)
- your roof is very drafty

Thank you Techmind

After perusing your options I believe I'm confident now that it's the insulation. Recently had it renewed so your logic seems sound. Thanks again  :)
 

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Re: Is My House Insulation Working ?
« Reply #4 on: 26/01/2013 05:40:09 »
Why is only half of the roof covered with snow?  Do you have some kind of unheated attic in part of the house, and upper level living quarters in the other part?

You do have a lot of window surface area.  Single or double paned?  Brick isn't noted to be a good insulator.


Thanks Cliffordk. The snow is just melting that's all and is receding.............AHH....I just realised I suspect you are questioning the area to the left....oh..that's another house entirely !....this is a semi detached.... It's all fully double glazed. 1930s build. It was whilst specifically noticing the difference in snow placement bewteen the two roofs that sparked the question
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/01/2013 05:40:33 »
So, my house has good insulation !...yayyy !!
 

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Re: Is My House Insulation Working ?
« Reply #6 on: 26/01/2013 23:56:35 »
Why is only half of the roof covered with snow?  Do you have some kind of unheated attic in part of the house, and upper level living quarters in the other part?

You do have a lot of window surface area.  Single or double paned?  Brick isn't noted to be a good insulator.

Clifford, I see you're from the US. Over here in England, "semi-detached" houses are very common, where there's one physical building but the two halves are owned and maintained by completely separate people. A lot of semi-detached houses were built in England in the 1920's and 1930's. The wall between the two halves is often called the "party wall" (cos you can hear the party through it!  ;)  )

Brick-built houses built since the 1920's are normally built with a "cavity wall" - i.e. an inner and an outer layer of bricks with an air-gap between them for insulation. Houses built in the past 20 years often have fibreglass or similar insulation materials between the outer brick and inner (now block) layers - which is fine except if the insulation gets sodden during or after construction...   The latest building regs here say you have to have 6-inches of insulation between the brick and block walls!
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