So this is our situation. BACKSTORY: I inherited 4 little houses right next door to each other in Kentucky that are all mortgage free BUT need ALOT of work. They have been lived in by family members with pretty much very very little upkeep done on any of them. 2 were built in 1920's, and 2 were built in 1950's. I plan on working on them 1 at a time, first doing the one I plan on living in so that I can save money to slowly put into the others to fix up. My plan is to definitely get some professional help for most of it (i.e. update plumbing, new hvac, roof).
Okay, so this is the situation: house 1 is approx 700 sq foot aluminum siding with a sturdy cement crawlspace foundation. After doing major clean up and demolition of faux wood panels and sheet rock of the interior walls, I found TONS of what looks like vertical shiplap.
HOWEVER the walls leading to the exterior have vertical shiplap with a few horizontal 2x4's and what appears to be 1x6 verticals ran flat that had newspapers stuffed between for insulation. that have want appears to be no 2x4 studs. I'm now at a complete loss on how to insulate. Do I need to install vertical 2x4's and reframe?
Thank you all in advance for any help with this!! Im sorry, Im having a hard time downloading pics. picture 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-cH6p6OAAYrWF8zZEctU2MyOFE/view ; picture 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-cH6p6OAAYrd3BDaHY3V0lncWs/view?usp=sharing