insulating an old house
If the siding on the house is put on the way I thing it is.............there is just the original clapboards behind it, and I plan on removing those to........so this would expose the framing of the house........could I install regular fiberglass insulation in there, but backwards with the paper facing out? then wrap the house, and then install some sort of 4 x 8 panel sheathing, and then vinyl siding?
could I install regular fiberglass insulation in there, but backwards with the paper facing out?
No!! The paper on the insulation should face the interior so as to provide a vapor barrier between the interior and the insulation. Otherwise, water vapor will condence in the insulation and rot it out over time. See other threads for more details.
[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited May 01, 2003).]