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Old 01-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Insulating inaccessable area

Thanks in advance for all your replies.

So I just finished adding another layer of R30 roll insulation to my attic and I've noticed the difference already. Its a lot warmer in my house.

But while in my attic I did notice an uninsulated area above my 2 closets that are on either side of my front door. The problem is the house is 2 stories and the closets are on the first floor. I can see that there is no insulation on the ceiling of the closet and if I go into the closet the ceiling feels really cold.

So my question is this. I have 1 roll of R30 insulation left over. Do I cut that up and drop the insulation down from the attic to the first floor and hopefully cover the entire area or should I look at another options? Maybe use blow in insulation?

The area above each closet is like 2.5 feet by 3 feet and I only have access from the attic which is a 15 foot drop from attic to ceiling.



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Old 01-11-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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might work and I can't see it hurting anything.
cut it into fist size pieces and 'filler up' until you get a decent layer in there.
of course, there is likely no heat in the closet, so that might be part of why it would be cold.


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Thank you. I took your advice, I used all the leftover insulation and cut them up and dropped them down. The closet is warmer now for whatever its worth. thanks again.
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