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Old 01-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have a two story house,with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.My sons bedroom has a crawl space (attic) the length of room,it is about 9 ft wide and the length is 20 ft long.The only insulation I have is on the knee wall witch is the back of my sons room.Want to put some insulation down blown in cellulose,or batts. But I' am stumped people say you need to seal it first before you cover the area.What does that mean .I have soffits that are clear and a gable vent.The attic space has a floor,witch insulation is better the batt or the cellulose. Need to put insulation down because when it snows ,the snow on the roof melts really fast.Plus my furnace kicks on every 8 to 10 minutes.

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I have a two story house,with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.My sons bedroom has a crawl space (attic) the length of room,it is about 9 ft wide and the length is 20 ft long.The only insulation I have is on the knee wall witch is the back of my sons room.Want to put some insulation down blown in cellulose,or batts. But I' am stumped people say you need to seal it first before you cover the area.What does that mean .I have soffits that are clear and a gable vent.The attic space has a floor,witch insulation is better the batt or the cellulose. Need to put insulation down because when it snows ,the snow on the roof melts really fast.Plus my furnace kicks on every 8 to 10 minutes.
The sealing that folks are referring to is air sealing.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?...vement_sealing

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