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BEthunder

06:09PM | 01/02/99
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We just moved into a 50 year old house and we want to add insulation. The original insulation is thin and looks as if it will disintegrate if you touch it. Should we remove the old stuff or just add new insulation on top it?

shep

10:13AM | 01/03/99
Removeng the old insulation is not nessesary.
Unless it is wet or showes signs of a pest problem.

blown in (cellulose) insulation would work great if you are not using the attic for storage.

If fiberglass insulation is used without removing the old stuff use "un-faced" insulation. if you do decide to remove the old stuff then use "faced" insulation. put the vapor barior (face) toward the heat source (down) hope this helps

sloco

08:38PM | 11/15/12
Member Since: 11/15/12
1 lifetime posts
I also agree with the blown insulation. It is the easier to use and can be just placed over the top of the other insulation very easily and is less time consuming.
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