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393u - "How to convert and insulate a garage (or basement) into efficient extra living space" - c393u-1.jpg - Lightweight plastic block replacement window opens casement style to direct breezes indoors for natural ventilation. Notice the variabe-speed mini-split heat pump condenser unit mounted high on garage wall. - Photo credit - Hy-Lite Windows

- c393u-2.jpg - When the casement block window is closed, it looks like a typical privacy fixed glass block window. - Photo credit - Hy-Lite Windows

- c393u-3.jpg - This is a finished room with insulated wall panels. Notice the finished ceiling system with built-in recessed lighting. - Photo credit - Champion

- c393u-4.jpg - The pressed fiberglass wall panels are being installed between the mounting tracks. Fabric-covered retaining strips are barely noticeable when installed. - Photo credit - Champion

- c393u-5.jpg - This shows a room with masonry wall finished with a professional wall system. It consists of pressed fiberglass panels which are covered with fabric. - Photo credit - Owens Corning

- c393u-6.jpg - The retaining strip is being snapped into the mounting track to hold the wall panel up against a concrete block wall. - Photo credit - Owens Corning

- c393u-7.jpg - This rigid foam insulation board has recessed edges so furring strips fit in flush with the surface. - Photo credit - Dow