Faced or unfaced attic insulation. Climate zone 3.


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Old 05-04-20, 07:58 PM
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Faced or unfaced attic insulation. Climate zone 3.

I am in climate zone 3. North of the warm-humid line. I am insulating an attic. Should I use faced or unfaced insulation? Unfaced is less than faced, so I'd like to go that way, if possible.
 
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Old 05-04-20, 08:10 PM
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Unfaced. But one question would be why you arent using blow in, it's much more efficient.
 
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Old 05-05-20, 12:50 AM
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Cellulose blown in is sooo much easier, think of all the fun your going to have haluling up all those huge batts of insulation, crawling all over and under the trussess attempting to not miss step.
 
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Thanks for the reply. If I go unfaced, and I want to install it before the sheetrock, what is the easiest want to keep it suspended?
 
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Staple rows of twine across the joists.
 
 

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