03:07PM | 04/18/03
Member Since: 04/17/03
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Whats the best way to Insulate an older home, for example mine, built in the 1920’s? I will probably reside the house this summer can I do it from the outside?


09:21PM | 04/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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One option is to have cellulose or chopped fibreglass blown in. They drill holes in the existing siding to gain access but that will be no problem since you would be covering them up.


06:46AM | 04/19/03
Member Since: 04/17/03
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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 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?

coachs wife

09:45AM | 04/21/03
Member Since: 01/06/03
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we are residing an old farmhouse built in 1900, we are keeping the old lapboard siding and then blowing in insulation, then put on the vinyl siding. We figure the lap siding is good hard wood and will help insulate the house. good luck!


02:31PM | 05/01/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
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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).]

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