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Adding Insulation in an Attic

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    LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got Mrs. Chaplin calling in from Illinois with an insulation question. How can we help you?

    MRS. CHAPLIN: Yes. I need to know, do I buy faced or unfaced?

    TOM: Faced or unfaced; there is the question.

    LESLIE: OK. Well, are you putting it in your attic? Where are you putting it?

    MRS. CHAPLIN: Yeah, I’m putting it in the attic.

    TOM: OK. You have insulation there now?

    MRS. CHAPLIN: Yeah.

    TOM: And so you’re going to add to it?

    MRS. CHAPLIN: Yeah.

    TOM: Unfaced. And you need a total of about 19 inches of unfaced insulation, including what you have there now. You can bring it up to the edge of the eaves but don’t block your vents.

    MRS. CHAPLIN: OK.

    TOM: Alright? Since you want air to get in and circulate around that.

    MRS. CHAPLIN: And unfaced.

    TOM: Unfaced fiberglass batt insulation. Good source for that is Owens Corning. Their website has lots of information on how to add additional insulation. It’s OwensCorning.com.

    MRS. CHAPLIN: Okie-doke. OwensCorning.com.

    TOM: You’ve got it.

    MRS. CHAPLIN: OK. I gotcha. Thank you, guys.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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