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Attic Insulation


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08-10-02, 07:35 AM   #1  
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Attic Insulation

Hi, my home was built in 1910. There is absolutely no insulation. The roof has wood shingles covered by a layer of regular shingles, no insulation and no vents. I'm looking for suggestions on how to ventilate and insulate the attic.

 
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08-10-02, 12:31 PM   #2  
Insulation and ventilation

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There is a wealth of information in the threads on this forum. Just about every aspect of insulation and ventilation has been repeatedly discussed. Sit back and read through the threads.

http://doityourself.com/attic/insatticvenilate.htm

http://doityourself.com/attic/attici...-e2diy0117.htm

 
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08-13-02, 03:16 PM   #3  
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Greetings,

Ridge and soffit vents are the most efficient type. cor-a-vent.com

However if there is no sign of moisture damage then use a non condensating insulation such as a radiant barrier and you will have maximum performance. I would reommend a two layer material. It can easily be installed from the top in the joists.

The radiant barrier is about 95% efficient as compared to about 10% for fiber types.

You might also want to look into radiant barrier paint for the interior side of the exterior walls. They are about 70% efficient.

Thank you for considering my opinion.

 
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