Monday, April 18, 2011

Attic Insulation

Jim had requested off work today to go to a midwife appointment with me.  Unfortunately, the appointment had to be rescheduled at the last moment d/t the midwife being ill.  Jim decided in the afternoon to head up to the attic to finish insulating the attic above the nursery and guest room and to start the hallway demo prep.  He has currently finished with putting in the fiberglass insulation and has now started removing the blown-in insulation over the upstairs hallway.  He has taken a few pics of his progress for me since I can no longer get up into the attic.

The as-of-yet untouched blown-in insulation above the hallway, bonus room, and stairwell

View looking towards the nursery gable from the attic access in the hallway

Looking from above the nursery towards the guest room gable
 The ridge vents seem to leak a little when it rains and snows, so we have placed some plastic and paper towels in those areas.  This is only a temporary measure.  We plan to have a roofer come and take a look at the ridge vents sometime next month.  We think that the vents are just bent out of shape and need to be least we hope that is all it is.  :?

Cross section of our new insulation in the attic above the guest room
We insulated the guest room and nursery ceilings with R-19 fiberglass batts.  This pretty much leveled with the top of the ceiling joists.  We have now added R-30 fiberglass in the opposite direction on top of the joists.

So far, Jim hasn't found any new treasures hidden under the old cellulose blown-in insulation.

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