Options for adding new insulation to an attic

Old 11-04-13, 01:10 PM
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Options for adding new insulation to an attic

I am trying to figure out the best way to add some insulation to an existing attic. The attic is approximately 3 - 4 feet high and maybe 20 feet wide. The entire attic (floors and ceiling) is covered in plywood. I pulled up one of the boards and did not find any insulation. As far as I can tell there is no insulation anywhere in the attic.

I have no plans at this time to ever utilize the space for storage. I would appreciate any thoughts on the easiest way to add insulation to this space?

Old 11-04-13, 01:17 PM
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What do you have for ventilation up there? As long as there's really no insulation at all, I'd be looking at that and air sealing first.
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All that plywood needs to go, air seal, add baffles, then use blown in insulation.
In your area there was supposed to be about 12" of insulation.
Recommended Levels of Insulation : ENERGY STAR
You must have some interesting power bills.
Also need soffit and roof venting for the whole system work.

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