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Question: How much does insulation cost when you rip down the walls too (ourselves)?


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Just bought an old house, walls are shabby and my husband wants to insulate the house by ripping down the walls and putting new ones up. I think it is probably the best idea… Just because for one thing since it is old we would hopefully spot anything funny with electrical in the walls too just in case.

Well anyway, we don’t know how much this could cost! Let’s just say, one room. 11×13 feet in size.
What cost could you say it could be to rip down the walls, insulate, and put new walls up?
We will be doing this ourselves, my husband and his dad (especially his dad) are very handy…

Any info is appreciated, either idea of cost for DIY or even hiring someone (probably not doing that) any info is helpful, just give us an idea of what to expect.. thanks…

Best answer:

Answer by duane w
I’ve done several houses. i’d rewire it for sure if it is at all needing it first by making holes as necessary. then i would blow in insulation or possible consider foaming it. you’d have to get a price on that as it is not a do it yourself thing. then i would hang new drywall over the plaster. it makes way less mess and dust to breathe as well as less trash to get rid of. you will find that the walls are much more sound proof and fireproof for that matter.

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One Response to Question: How much does insulation cost when you rip down the walls too (ourselves)?

  1. William B

    insulation is around $ 6 a roll one roll will fill about 5 spaces,
    so about 12 rolls per room X $ 6 =$ 80 per room, +tax
    not counting wall covering ,dry wall would be the cheapest

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