How to Insulate a Cupboard?

During winters, when one feels like consuming warm food, its very irritating to find even the food is affected by outside temperature. The food, the milk – all things inside the house or to be more particular- inside the kitchen Cupboard, cannot be eaten without heating them.
The same problem that the outside temperature unpleasantly affects the food and other things inside- also occurs in summers. The food is spoilt and smells horrible, the milk turns bitter and it needs to be stored in cold temperatures.
This means the outside temperature affecting or entering inside is not good for the pocket as we have to pay to heat or cold store the things in winter and summer respectively.
The small gaps and openings that are left due to various reasons reasons such as plumbing and electrical connections are responsible for entering of the outside air inside. These gaps and tiny open spaces need to be fixed properly or need to be well insulated.
One more reason to insulate the cupboards or cabinets is also to avoid moisture to enter inside and create dampness and bacteria-friendly atmosphere in the cupboard.

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The Need for Insulating

A proper insulating system allows the temperature to remain constant for longer durations. It stops the flow of heat inside as well as outside the cupboard. The things inside the cupboard are least likely to be affected by a proper insulating system as the insulation acts like a barrier between both of them.
Another important reason for insulation is that it does not allow moisture to enter the cupboard. This moisture is absorbed by the walls of the cupboard and produces foul smell causing rotting of things, mildew and patches of dried-up moisture on the walls.

Insulating The Cupboard

The exterior walls can be insulated by applying Foam Insulation as they create an air seal which will save the kitchen cabinets from getting cold. This Injection Foam can be applied without removing the sidewalls and cabinets. Usually, the siding is removed and a hole is made into every stud cavity. After this, the foam is inserted, the hole is capped and the siding is attached again.
The Other process involves Insulating the exterior walls by using SPRAY FOAM. This Spray Foam is inserted into each open cavity whose studs are removed. The person responsible for this job has to ensure that the foam is cut back into the cavity so the drywall can be placed again without any obstacles. However this method is advisable only if you are renovating your kitchen.
As the presence of some gaps and cracks around the cupboard is one of the reason that the cold air enters inside easily, One of the method of Insulation involves repairing and getting rid of the gaps and openings. Usually, The cupboards are already built and have gaps underneath the floor (for plumbing and electrical purposes) which are not sealed by the makers.
These gaps can be sealed using CANNED FOAM which is commonly available at any convenient store. Also checking inside the cabinet and filling out those gaps too will ensure 100% insulation of the cupboard.

Thus these methods can be used for insulation in your cabinet/cupboard. They can be used to insulate any other part of your house/workplace which, according to you, might need Insulation.

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