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Old 11-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #16
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Cellulose is fine. If both are done right, they are air barriers and should be fine when installed properly.
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+1. Cellulose is most commonly used in this application and will do a good job. It is UNANIMOUSLY preferred by pretty much the entire home performance industry, whose only motivation is to use the most efficient and effective methods and materials possible. The same can't be said for the "fiberglass contingent" and the massive corporate $$$ behind it, along with a few goofballs that fall for their propaganda. If you are not sure what I'm talking about, I'm sure that Nailbags will oblige in "enlightening" you.
Ultimately, as WoW stated, either will get the job done, cellulose will just do it cheaper and debatably more effectively.
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Re: Blown insulation to exterior walls - good or bad?


Hello all,

I just purchased an old 1800's farmhouse and am contemplating the same thing as spoken here. Unfortunately i will be paying for this as im sure the grant is long gone.

We have a 2 story 1700 sq home with wooden siding. Im sure plaster walls, there have been updates but from what i have found in my short time here, mainly just 1/4 over top.

All the windows are very old and am at the point where i need to decide when i replace whether to go replacement or new construction. My wife wants to keep as much character as possible and with some arched windows in the front this poses issues with the choice or replacement over new build. The frames show their age. I know this is in the wrong category, but figured i would share.

With the reading i have done it seems that some are for the blown in insulation and like others have mentioned, some are dead against it. I just want to save some money with heating. No AC we have baseboard boiler system.

All thoughts, advice and insight is greatly appreciated. I would post picture, but i do not have enough posts, which is annoying

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Matt,

Start a new thread and take a handful of pictures that you can post up. That will keep it separate and you will get more feedback to a new post with visuals.
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Wow,

I will get some pictures for you guys and start a new thread in a day or so.

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