Must do's when adding attic insulation

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3. Conventional brick homes don't have wall cavities, so there's no place to add insulation. The only way to improve the thermal performance is to add a layer of rigid foam to the face of the walls.

4. Brick has a lot of thermal mass, so it takes time for heat to penetrate it and warm it up. Therefore, it takes more time for a brick house to respond to temperature changes. When you get home from work and turn on the heat, it's going to take a lot longer for a brick house to "feel" warm than for a conventional wood house.

Remodeling and repair questions? Email Paul at paulbianchina@inman.com. All product reviews are based on the author's actual testing of free review samples provided by the manufacturers.

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