Adding more attic insulation ??'s


Old 12-18-00, 01:26 PM
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I recently purchased a 60 year old home in Nebraska. The attic is unfinished an the insulation between the floor joists is only about 2" deep. The insulation appears very old and the paper side is facing up into the attic. I have read that the paper barrier should be facing down. I would like to add additional insulation but am not sure what type I should install and if I should go perpendicular to the joist or fill in the remaining space. Also do I need to remove the old insulation first or can I layer on top of it?
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Old 12-18-00, 05:06 PM
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You can just leave the old insulation in there. It won't hurt anything. Just lay new batts on top of it. The code for Nebraska for attic floors is R-38. Good Luck

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