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How do I fix two layers of rolled FG in my attic inside wall? Any other suggestions to decrease the power consumption on this type of home?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 19, 2013 01:09 AM
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I have a cathedral ceiling in the center of the home and vented attic spaces (soffits and ridge vents) on the outer edges of the home. One attic space has air handler equipment in it. Attic spaces have fiber glass insulation (R11) in covered floors and along the inside walls. The attic ceiling (plywood) does not have insulation. The catherdral ceiling has R-19 with space for air travel created by stapling the kraft paper a few inches up on the rafters. I have found some of the insulation on the side walls have two layers of R-11 with Kraft paper facing both toward conditioned inside of house and toward unconditioned attic space. Is it okay to cut slits in (or remove) the kraft paper on the layer facing the attic? I have tried filling all holes for plumbing and electrical with Great Stuff and fire stop. But the attics are extremely hot in summer and cold in winter.




 

 

I have a cathedral ceiling in the center of the home and vented attic spaces (soffits and ridge vents) on the outer edges of the home. One attic space has air handler equipment in it. Attic spaces have fiber glass insulation (R11) in covered floors and along the inside walls. The attic ceiling (plywood) does not have insulation. The catherdral ceiling has R-19 with space for air travel created by stapling the kraft paper a few inches up on the rafters. I have found some of the insulation on the side walls have two layers of R-11 with Kraft paper facing both toward conditioned inside of house and toward unconditioned attic space. Is it okay to cut slits in (or remove) the kraft paper on the layer facing the attic? I have tried filling all holes for plumbing and electrical with Great Stuff and fire stop. But the attics are extremely hot in summer and cold in winter.

Hello Allen,

A couple of things come to mind in regards to your question. I will do my best to address each one.

1. Air handler / HVAC located in an unconditioned...


 

 

 
 
 

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