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Old 11-13-2018, 08:47 PM   #1
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It's time to insulate that 'ol attic finally


By attic it really more a crawl space, you can't stand up. So unfinished, uninsulated on the roof, the house ceiling insulated with whatever gray stuff was in fashion in 1951. Eaves extend about 1.5' past the house walls, numerous round vents all around the perimeter of the house, plus two whirly vents up top.

The object of the exercise is just to contain some heat from leaking out the top, and also cold leaking in in winter/heat leaking in in summer. The house walls have zero insulation because in postwar SoCal nobody was paying for that I guess.

I don't intend to have someone come out and spray foam-I'm guessing it would be more expensive, and then it's a hassle with my dog. Whereas I can get my uncle-in-law (whom the dog adores) to insulate with rolls or batts or whatever. In some future, I may want to run wiring for surround speakers, FM and/or TV antennas, so that's another consideration.
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I did read some links from other threads about sealing off heat gaps and so on, so that will be something to work on.
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By attic it really more a crawl space, you can't stand up. So unfinished, uninsulated on the roof, the house ceiling insulated with whatever gray stuff was in fashion in 1951. Eaves extend about 1.5' past the house walls, numerous round vents all around the perimeter of the house, plus two whirly vents up top.

The object of the exercise is just to contain some heat from leaking out the top, and also cold leaking in in winter/heat leaking in in summer. The house walls have zero insulation because in postwar SoCal nobody was paying for that I guess.

I don't intend to have someone come out and spray foam-I'm guessing it would be more expensive, and then it's a hassle with my dog. Whereas I can get my uncle-in-law (whom the dog adores) to insulate with rolls or batts or whatever. In some future, I may want to run wiring for surround speakers, FM and/or TV antennas, so that's another consideration.
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I did read some links from other threads about sealing off heat gaps and so on, so that will be something to work on.
You discretion of the old insulation is a bit lacking. First thing is to check that for asbestos before disturbing to much. You just take a sample to a local lab that checks this stuff.
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