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keith3267
Re: Diagnosing Cold Wall Spots
keith3267

You should remove the apron under the window and the baseboard, then remove the wall board completely. You can then staple the facing of the insulation to the ends of the studs and not to the inside edges as is typically done. You will also feel some cold air coming in under the sill plate, that is typical. You can caulk the seam at the bottom of the sill plate to stop this infiltration.

Keith_MN
Re: Diagnosing Cold Wall Spots
Keith_MN
keith3267 wrote:

You should remove the apron under the window and the baseboard, then remove the wall board completely. You can then staple the facing of the insulation to the ends of the studs and not to the inside edges as is typically done. You will also feel some cold air coming in under the sill plate, that is typical. You can caulk the seam at the bottom of the sill plate to stop this infiltration.

Thank you Keith - will try to do this over the next few months. Have a great day

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