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Old 01-27-2017, 10:49 PM   #1
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What is wrong with my attic insulation


I bought my first house last year in the home inspector never inspected the attic.
During a bathroom upgrade where I removed some Drywall I took a peek into my attic and saw the bad shape the insulation is in. I did not see any signs of leakage, everything looked try even so it was waiting at the time. The house is about 40 years old, no idea how old the insulation is. Is this normal, and might it cause health issues? Doesn't smell at all, so really hope it's not mold...



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Do you have attic hatch already?

That appears to just be a fiberglass batt with some loose fill cellulose on top.

Read any one of the great threads on here about air sealing and insulation.
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Thanks for your reply. Loose fill cellulose is what I thought first, but it looks like the fiberglass is disintegrating somehow.

And yes, I have an attic hatch.

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