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We are about to have another few inches of attic insulation added, but are concerned about the loss of use of that space. Should we be?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 02, 2012 01:00 AM
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We only have 2-4 inches of old, packed loose insulation now, and can get around on the rafters easily. The plan, when we're done, is to have an attic full of puffy, high-R-value fluff. However, we'll use the ability to get around up there (looking for leaks, trapping squirrels, etc.). Is there a way to accomplish both?




 

 

We only have 2-4 inches of old, packed loose insulation now, and can get around on the rafters easily. The plan, when we're done, is to have an attic full of puffy, high-R-value fluff. However, we'll use the ability to get around up there (looking for leaks, trapping squirrels, etc.). Is there a way to accomplish both?

In your state the current building codes require an insulation value of R30 in the attic for new home construction.

  • That is between 9-11" of insulation depending on the product used.
  • I...



 

 

 
 
 

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