A tip for doubling up on attic insulation

Improper installation can damage attic framing, promote mold

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Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 1 | Posted Mar. 4, 2011

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In some cases, a homeowner can assume the risk of doing their own tear-out where a contractor can't, so it may be possible for you to safely remove the vinyl flooring yourself and then have the contractor proceed with the hardwood floor installation. The DEQ can give you all the necessary guidelines for how to remove and dispose of the material.

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1. Mark said... on Mar 5, 2011 at 06:39AM

“When insulating the attic it is important to insulate and gasket the attic access. The 2009 Energy Code specifies that access doors from conditioned spaces to unconditioned spaces (e.g., attics and crawl spaces) shall be weatherstripped and insulated to a level equivalent to the insulation on the surrounding surfaces. Battic Door offers 2 solutions, an R-50 stair cover, and an R-42 access hatch.”

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