Old house, no insulation

Old 09-14-00, 01:26 PM
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I need help, my house in 70 some odd years old. The previous owners had paneled over old sheetrock that is crumbling. In taking down the paneling I discovered the crumbling walls. Under the crumbling walls is no insulation. My home in sided with steel siding that is almost 20 years old. I'm assuming that there is styrofoam insulation under the siding, but I have no idea if there is house wrap or anything like like. I'm highly doubting it. Do I need some sort of vapor barrior between my exterior walls and the insulation that I'm going to add?

That you greatly!!
Old 09-14-00, 08:46 PM
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A vapor barrier normally goes up when the walls are uncovered on the exterior.

Some people use some sort of plastic covering on the inside of these walls.

Should you have a vapor barrier? It works and saves on energy bills.

Should you put it up on the inside of an exterior wall? I don't like it, but that's me.

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