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jeremy31 09-20-2011 08:09 AM

attic insultaion
 
my cieling an walls in the attic are bare gettting ready to insulate with r30 the studs are not on center but put up the faom rafter vent to draw cold air from the oustide to go up to the peak of roof.already have some faced insultion but leaving spots bare.can i take some the insulation and stuff it in the bare spots and should i cover it with plasctic?as i am in upstate ny and winter is coming and paying too much for heat need to insulate properly open to options

AGWhitehouse 09-20-2011 10:14 AM

The grammar was so poor in that I'm quite confused as to what you are trying say...what's bare? studs in attic? plastic? All three sound out of place...

jeremy31 09-20-2011 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by AGWhitehouse (Post 732182)
The grammar was so poor in that I'm quite confused as to what you are trying say...what's bare? studs in attic? plastic? All three sound out of place...

the studs in attic are bare ran the foam air ducts up the centers. was wondering if i should faced or unfaced insulation and use plastic to cover

AGWhitehouse 09-20-2011 03:44 PM

I'm assuming by "stud" you mean rafter. Studs are in walls. Joists are horizontal at the ceiling, and rafters are sloped and support the roof.

The foam "ducts" are more properly noted as venting panels.

The best way to insulate an existing attic is so it looks something like this: http://www.lowerelectricbilltoday.co...insulation.jpg

The venting panels only need to extend beyond the surface of the batt. insulation. I would also recommend going to the next level and covering the batt. insulation with an air barrier. Tyvek is a brand name material that can be used. Do not use plastic! It has to be vapor permeable.


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