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Adding Insulation to Attic


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03-13-05, 07:57 AM   #1  
Adding Insulation to Attic

I need advice on adding insulation to my attic. I have what I believe is commonly called rock wool insulation that has packed down. Several insulation contractors have quoted on adding fiberglass chips to bring insulation up to R-30. Several questions. Is it OK to mix these types of insulation? Also, with the addition, insulation will spill over and cover the 2x4s. This is OK? And finally, I have several places that have plywood down for storage in the attic(in the middle oh house). Both contractors say to just leave this alone. Are there any pitfalls here that I should be aware of and try to avoid? Thanks for your help.

 
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03-13-05, 08:20 AM   #2  
You might check and put in the foam rafter vents so air can get over the insulation from out in the over hang of the home . Insulation I say mix it all you want . Might look into the celluiose kind. You could blow that in yourself.

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