My wife and I are about to move into "This old House" on Sept 1st. It had virtually no insulation and the prior owner has had some serious issues with Ice Dams. We are a bit concerned about this and with out any prior experience with Ice damming Im at a loss where to begin. The House has a lot of charm and we are going to attempt to bring it up to code without ruining the styling of the 1840's.
The house is divided into 2 sections. The front section has no attic, so the roof line is the ceiling. How do we verify the existance of any insulation? How do we insulate this without creating a nightmare? We are confident there is no insulation in the walls.
Not looking forward to the chilly NH nights coming up.