Found 19 results for the keyword(s) ‘Attic, Insulation’

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    Is it normal to find no insulation in a century home?

    Gaye has discovered that there is no insulation in the walls of his century old home. Is this normal?Actually it is rare to have no insulation at all even in these old houses, although what insulation they do have may appear a bit strange.Often in central Canada you will find sawdust in the atti...
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    Sealing ductwork in an attic

    Often furnace heating and air conditioning duct work is run though an attic and then back down into the house. Personally I think that this is a really bad idea unless there is absolutely no alternative route. Why? First, most duct work is not sealed where it goes through the ceiling, so a lot...
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    Insulating an attic living space.

    Rick is complaining that the attic he lives in is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer.It is hard to get good insulation, and proper roof space ventilation, when you are trying to keep as much space as possible available for a living space under the roof. The key is to insulate heavi...
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    WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR APPLYING INSULATION IN THE ATTIC?

    -- Take care of air barriers, ventilation and vapour barriers before insulating. Check out these three topics in the Search Tab above.-- Don't block the eave vents with insulation.-- Do cover the top of the outside wall.-- Don't put plastic foam on top of porous insulations (batts, loose fill) a...
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    WHAT IS THE BEST INSULATION FOR THE ATTIC?

    Any insulation will work in an attic.It is easy to insulate an open attic, so expensive specialized insulations are not necessary -- anyway, it is supposed to be dry up there. My preference is loose-fill cellulose to the top of the joists (if your ceiling is sturdy enough to hold the weight) ...
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    HOW DO I AVOID BLOCKING THE EVE VENTS WITH INSULATION?

    Blocking the eve vents with the insulation is one of the most common causes of moisture problems in attics. The insulation should extend over the top of the outer wall and stop short of the vents, not touching the roof in such a way as to block air passages from the vents into the attic.Batt...
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    ATTICS

    Air leaks account for the greatest loss of heating dollars from Canadian homes. These are easily solved by sealing. The greatest conductive heat losses occur through the basement. Canadian basements typically lose more heat than ceilings because attics usually have a little insulation (eve...
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    Insulating the roof above an attic knee wall

    Scott from Elmwood Ontario wanted to know how to get insulation into the small space between the drywall and the roof in a renovated attic -- that slanted part of the ceiling above the knee wall -- and still leave space for ventilation.My trick is to put little or no insulation between the roof m...
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    Will more attic insulation cause problems in my attic?

    Ken in cold Saskatoon is worried that adding insulation to his attic will cause problems. The key is to insure that he has good ventilation coming in through the soffits and going out higher up on the roof.In this segment we showed how to go into the attic to see if daylight was visible around t...
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