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Al bundy

05:46AM | 01/28/03
Member Since: 11/10/02
6 lifetime posts

I have a cape style home with a walking attic. The previous another had placed the insulation up against the roof. I have recently replaced my roof and the few contractors that bid on the work recommended me to remove the insulation from the roof and put it down on the floor and against the walls (the opposite are two bedrooms). I have three questions: When I put the insulation, which side should the paper face be looking at?. I went to Lowe's the other day and now they have insulation that is all wrapped around plastic (has anybody had any experience with that?). and my last question is, when i remove the old insulation from the roofs, is it safe to dispose of it in thrash bags or does it need to be propoerly disposed of?

Jay J

03:07PM | 02/02/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Al bundy,

(Don't "flatter" yourself ...)

1) UNLESS the attic space is a finished space, you DON'T want to insultate the roof!!! It will cause the roof to age quickly and create other problems w/ventilation and cooling. IF the attic space is finished, then the Kraft-side of the insulation should go up against the HEATED side of the space that's being insulated.

2) The insulation that you're referring to is one I haven't seen.

3) The insulation should be disposed as hazardous waste. Talk to your Hauler. I'm sure the small fee that they charge is well worth the price. Just be SURE you get a receipt stating the type of waste AND how it's being transported AND how it's being disposed of. This way, if it's "dumped" on the corner lot, and traced back to you, you're off the hook.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!


03:39PM | 02/02/03
Member Since: 01/30/03
4 lifetime posts
I think what he is referring to is called miraflex insulation. More expensive, easier to handle/install.

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