Attic Insulation Question

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Old 11-15-05, 09:14 AM
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Hi! We have a small attic with blown insulation in it. However, we would like to add to the R-value of this insulation. My question is, do we need to remove the old blown-in insulation in order to lay some new batts? Or, is it acceptable to lay the new batts over the old blown insulation? If we do need to remove the blown insulation, does anyone have any hints as to how to accomplish this with the most ease? Thanks in advance for any advice!
 
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Old 11-16-05, 06:33 PM
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Attic Insulation Question

You can leave the old insulation in place. Before you add anything level it out.

You can add more blown insulation, but make sure you keep the soffit vents open for ventilation (if you have them).

You can also put in batts of fiberglass. Use unfaced batts and place them perpendicular to your joists if possible. You want to make sure the joists are completely covered.

If you have trusses, it may be easier to blow in the insulation for a better job.

Dick
 
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Old 11-17-05, 09:05 AM
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Thanks, Dick, for the response and the great info! Looks like I have a little something to do this weekend.
 
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