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Winterizing an older home

Posted 07-31-2018 at 10:34 AM by jdhpa

Originally Posted by nativenewenglander View Post
We used cellulose in the was as it was blown in under pressure to fill the voids. Leave on any wallpaper in your house if it's plaster as it can compromise the walls. I made that mistake in one room and we had some bulging I had to repair afterward. Our home is all plaster with no sheetrock. The attic was knob and tube wiring, so I pulled two layers of attic boards, so the electrician could have access to the ceiling. When he was done I sprayed foam in all the holes. I sealed all the wall cavities in the attic with a plastic bag filled with bat insulation before we had the walls insulated. I used rock wool bat insulation first then went over the entire attic with 2x8 and made another frame cross ways over the other attic floor and blew it full of cellulose. After that I floored over it. As I mentioned before I had the basement spray foamed with one inch of closed cell foam before we actually moved into the home. All the advice came from green building advisor. Their advice is free but worth many thousands in the savings I've had.
Good info on winterizing an older home.
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