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Old 02-26-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Which Insulation to use??


Guys I live in Upstate NY. It is very cold here in the winter. We typically get about 6 months of Winter. Going to re-do upstairs. Going to install all new insulation in the Attic and walls upstairs.

I'm thinking R-49 for the attic....

And either R-18 or R-22 for the walls...

And R-19 for the crawl spaces in our extra room upstairs...

This sound about right????

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Old 02-26-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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What material? If possible, get it done with cellulose.

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The add says Owens Corning insulation Products. It looks like Fiber Glass Insulation I suppose??? Should I use this type or something else. I'm a beginner so please I'm open to any advice possible...
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How thick (deep) or your walls?
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If you're running 2x4 studs i don't even think its possible to shove r-22 in there (ive never tried) as for the attic, i would think r-38 would be sufficient but the more the better in my opinion... especially if you've ever had an ice dam.
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Walls don't look to deep at all. Plaster and lathe, no insulation. Haven't measured yet though.

R-38 Sounds good. I really have no idea...
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Your studs are probably true 4 inch.
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Is that good or bad?? Can I get insulation in there?? Any idea what type??? man I wish I grew up learning Construction

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