Attic in need of some love


Old 06-23-18, 05:34 PM
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Attic in need of some love everybody,
My name is Alex and I am going to add more insulation to my attic, the townhouse was build in 1985 the roof was changed in 2015
I am going to seal all the holes I see under the current cellulose insulation.
I saw that the window vent has some old and abandones bee house also the wood around it seem rotten. The wall under has a stain and Iím not sure if I should start worrying about replacing.
the house has plastic siding all around
also I found some air baffles install but there are no soffits in that area. Or it has been blocked with a 2 x 4
yhere are two skylights that have fiberglass insulation that keeps falling over and making the room below heat up pretty bad.
please advise what can i do
and if I need to worry about the wet mark in the wall.
also any good recommendation on how to insulate Iím trying to keep it DIY.
Old 06-24-18, 12:33 PM
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Skylights ? Where...... in the ceiling of the rooms below ?
Old 06-25-18, 06:39 AM
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Yes PJmax, the bedroom below has 2 skylights.
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Hi Alex, attic rooms tend to be particularly bad for improper insulation. Usually resulting in a room which is too hot in the summer, and freezing in the winter. I would recommend an aluminium foil insulation,. You'll be able to find it online its usually sold in rolls of around 30+ metres since the target market is usually builders. how big is the space you need to insulate? and what is your budget for the insulation cost?

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