To-Do #2 Check Attic Insulation
As the weather gets colder, it’s a good idea to check your attic to make sure you have enough insulation and add more if you don’t.
In most cases you can add another layer of insulation on top of what’s already there, using rolls or batts of unfaced insulation or by blowing or spreading loose insulation. If your existing insulation is water damaged or moldy, it will need to be removed and replaced.
If your home currently doesn’t have attic insulation, the easiest DIY method is to install batts or rolls of insulation between the ceiling joists.
Installing attic insulation:
- Choose insulation with a paper vapor barrier of the same width as the spaces between your ceiling joists.
If your attic already has insulation and you’d like to add more, follow the same steps as above, but use insulation that does not have a paper backing to prevent moisture from becoming trapped between the layers.