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What would be the best cost to value option for insulating my mid 1940's cottage?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 03, 2013 01:00 AM
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I have a 1947 Vernacular 1 1/2 story cottage that has no attic insulation. The house only has 2x4 rafters, which also serve as upstairs kneewalls. The house has bowing sheathing with numerous stove pipe holes and will need to be re-roofed in the near future. In keeping with the traditional look of the house, I would like to stay with 3-tab shingle roofing. Since this is an ecological sensitive neighborhood (in the mid-atlantic) resource allocation (labor and materials- new and used) is important. 




 

 

I have a 1947 Vernacular 1 1/2 story cottage that has no attic insulation. The house only has 2x4 rafters, which also serve as upstairs kneewalls. The house has bowing sheathing with numerous stove pipe holes and will need to be re-roofed in the near future. In keeping with the traditional look of the house, I would like to stay with 3-tab shingle roofing. Since this is an ecological sensitive neighborhood (in the mid-atlantic) resource allocation (labor and materials- new and used) is important. 

There are two standard ways of insulating your attic, both with their own pros and cons.

  • But it isn't possible for anyone answering your question to say this is the way to go...

 

 

 
 
 
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