replace attic insulation


Old 02-28-01, 11:37 AM
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We just moved into a new house built in 1922. The insulation in our attic is a dusty white, and tends to flake at the lightest movement. For example, when we went into the attic and moved some of the insulation around to get a better view it very easily fell apart into pieces. Is there ever a time to replace insulation in an attice? We have a huge amount of it up there, it is hard to look over there is so much. It just seems really dirty, old and fragile. Is that reason enough to replace it?

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Old 03-01-01, 05:19 AM
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You leave the old insulation there. You just put new insulation over it. It can either be rolled or blown in. I would recommand you contact an insulation company and have cellulose insulation blown. It is wonderful stuff. Not itchy or messy. It will not be expensive to do. You will need an R-38 value.

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