Attic Insulation


Old 08-10-02, 07:35 AM
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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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Old 08-10-02, 12:31 PM
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Insulation and ventilation

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Old 08-13-02, 03:16 PM
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Ridge and soffit vents are the most efficient type.

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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