07:43AM | 03/11/04
Member Since: 03/10/04
1 lifetime posts

I recently bought a house that was built in the 50's. The previous owner had attic insulation blown in at a later time than it was originally built. However the owner has died so I don't know when it was blown in or what type of insulation it is. My father-in-law says it is asbestos, but my dad says it isn't.

The insulation is gray fluffy material. How do I identify what type of insulation this is and if it is possibly asbestos?


04:33PM | 03/11/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Grey fluffy material is probably cellulose, but asbestos insulation was in use at one time but largely in a granular type insulation.

If you are concerend see if you can get a free analysis from an asbestos abatement company.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

Like black tie for the kitchen, white subway tile with black grout never goes out of style. And although it looks sophisti... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon