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Insulating a cantilevered floor exposed to the outside

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[OP]
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Dec 27, 2017
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Insulating a cantilevered floor exposed to the outside

So the second floor of our home cantilevers out at the front about 2-3 feet, and is not insulated from the elements. Last winter we found the front of the house would get extremely cold.

We are looking at ways to insulate the area (we have access from the exterior by removing the soffits), would a simple closed cell spray foam kit coating the space be sufficient? I've seen some people talk about stuffing loose cellulose up there or gluing ridged foam board to the surfaces and sealing the joints?
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Deal Guru
Jan 25, 2007
10621 posts
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Paris
Spray foam is the best, flowed by sheets of foam board/small spray can to fill voids second. Batts of insulation shouldnt be used.
Deal Expert
Feb 7, 2017
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Eastern Ontario
OP … pic would help to see what you are actually dealing with

For me a “cantilevered floor exposed to the outside” sounds like a balcony or a deck
[OP]
Jr. Member
Dec 27, 2017
145 posts
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PointsHubby wrote: OP … pic would help to see what you are actually dealing with

For me a “cantilevered floor exposed to the outside” sounds like a balcony or a deck
Standing on my front porch looking up at the second floor.

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