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  1. Insulation
    Hello, I have a cape cod style house in Richmond Va. with essentially 1/2 sqft. on the 2nd floor than that of the first floor. The north side 8ft. knee wall/ attic space is accessible but the south is not. I am getting a new heat pump & air handler installed soon. While investigating the...
  2. Insulation
    I just read that for a radiant barrier to be effective, 80% of the surface area must be covered. My house is in climate zone 5A. I have an original finished attic room that I am just beginning to insulate properly. The house was built in 1950. For the past six decades this house has leaked...
  3. HVAC
    I did search and read on this forum that Metal duct is better than flex foil, but I am confused why my local professionals(through servicemagic) are recommending flexfoil instead of metal ducts. We recently bought a house built in 1983 and the duct work in attic seems to be falling apart, I had...
  4. Remodeling
    The joists between my upstairs and downstrairs bathrooms are an unusual size (19" apart and 10" deep) and were previously insulated with foil faced insulation (see attached image). I had to pull the old insulation (mold resulting from a leak upstairs), and am a bit puzzled what to replace it...
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