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Dinosaurus

12:22PM | 09/21/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
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Hi I found out my attic only has 1/3 of the insulation that it needs. Needless to say I have to have more installed.

By not having insulation in the attic could that be the reason my kitchen sweats. It is right underneath that portion of the attic.

And when I have more insulation installed shouldnt the old be removed before I put new in there. Wouldnt there be mold in there? The insulator says to just leave the old there. Now will this stop the house from sweating or are my walls too thick and that is why the house sweats. Thanks

KingVolcano

02:14PM | 10/03/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Look into spray foam insulation. Closed cell polyurethane foam has an R value of 6.8 per inch. It will not settle, it will out-gas completely within 24 hours and it will not harbor mold, animals won't nest in it and it will not settle. It will increase the strength of your structure and will seal drafts. It is more expensive, but it is worht it. You should pull up the old insulation to examine for mold. If you live in New England, I have a few contractors that can help you.

Any question, please email me at [email protected]

Good Luck!
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