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Irish_1916
"Fluffing" up attic insulation
Irish_1916

We have an 18 year old two story home in Michigan..it has blown in insulation in the attics..over the years dust/dirt has settled on the insulation and given it a crusty surface...my question is this - should I periodically fluff the insulation or leave it in its present condition....which way would allow the insulation to work better, especially if we decide to add more insulation to the current level.

dj1
Re: "Fluffing" up attic insulation
dj1

I would not want to be in an attic and stir up dust. That's just plain crazy.

Just add insulation on top of what you got. Use your local insulation code as a reference.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: "Fluffing" up attic insulation
HoustonRemodeler

What DJ said plus- if you do add more, we prefer the Johns Manville white fluffy blown in as it never compacts and stays where you put it.

sissy
Re: "Fluffing" up attic insulation
sissy

I had the white fluffy stuff and it settles bad and does not have the insulation or fire proofing qualities that the recycled cellulose insulation has a higher insulation value and does not burn .Dr energy saver has a great video on it on you tube .The recycled also does not settle as much

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