We have a thick layer loose cellulose fiber insulation in our attic (c. 1880 home, n. of Boston). Now considering finishing the attic, and wondering what that means for the insulation. Would/should it come out prior to laying a floor? There are the efficiency issues of the attic being an isolated zone for heating/cooling purposes if both attic floor and ceiling are insulated. But I'm worried about moisture, condensation, etc. if that cellulose is trapped in there. No vapor barrier. Thoughts or options? Thanks!
If the answer is definitely yes to remove, ideas for that terrible job? That's a lot of loose insulation.