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    Garage Insulation Question

    Hello, I have a 2 stall attached garage that I would like to insulate. I would be insulating all the walls and ceiling and installing a mini split for heating and cooling. There will be an attic area above the ceiling, and this is what my question is, this area will be sealed off from the...
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    Odd/Damaged supports in attic

    I am a first time home buyer, the home inspector checked everything including the attic and said it was well taken care of. I was running Ethernet for some wireless access points in the attic and found what is in the attached image. They’re on each corner of the home and in multiple other...
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    Attic vermiculite is ~R14, desire R-49

    My brother's house in Pennsylvania has asbestos-free vermiculite in the attic rafters to ~7 inches, which translates to R-14. The recommended level is R-49. Thank you!
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    Attic Insulation - Fiberglass roll vs spray vs foam

    I'm insulating a house in Pittsburgh (Rec attic R-49 to 60). The attic is currently devoid of insulation of any type. I want to: Seal the headers to reduce convective heat loss through the walls, ie chimney effect Insulate to R49+ In another house, I sealed headers with caulking and other...