Hi guys.......Happy New Year!
Well, it's been quite a while since I've dropped by here. Been busy with life. :D
I'm going to need to insulate my attic soon and had a few questions. At some point in the distant past, my house was rewired from the old knob & tube wiring. When they ran the new wires, instead of running them along the rafters and dropping down where needed, they just ran them along the ceiling joists and stapled them down. Now that it is time to insulate, I will have no choice but to pass the insulation underneath said wires, which will compress the insulation at that point. Everyone knows you are not supposed to compress insulation. What can be done?
In addition to that question, what do you do when putting the insulation at the outer walls of the house? You are not supposed to go all the way, right? There is that small air space that I can see when I look down into the space where the wall meets the attic floor.
Also, is there any benefit whatsoever to putting insulation above my porch areas?