Apologies if my original post of this from yesterday appears somewhere - it seems to have have vanished.
I received a lot of great feedback from my initial post about attic insulation. This has now become a bigger project which I'm farming out and wanted to know if overall this seems like a decent deal.
After having an energy audit done, my house is very leaky and energy inefficient. It is a 100 year old house and the exterior walls have no insulation in them. In places that have insulation - it is either in bad shape (under a crawl space over a family room) or old and not up to modern standards (attic). In any event, we are about to have knob and tube wires removed so the walls throughout the house will become Swiss cheese. So, here is what we have as a proposal:
1. blow 8" of cellulose insulation into attic rafters and then seal off with foam board. Also, all rim joists will be air sealed with 2" of spray foam.
2. the ceiling and knee walls of the finished room in out attic will also be insulated with blown in cellulose.
3. from the basement to the attic the house will be air sealed and tested with a blower. rim joists in the basement will be foamed and the old wooden door to the bulkhead will be replaced with a steel energy efficient door.
4. The exterior walls will have dense pack cellulose blown in - approx 2400 sq feet.
5. In our family room which has a crawl space below it: crawl space will have 4" of high density foam blown under it. The ceiling which currently has a wood tongue and groove finish will be removed and replaced, cellulose will be blown ion and the leaky skylight will replaced.
6. All areas such as where the top edge of my front porch touches the house will be air sealed.
We were quoted approx. 19K for this - is this a good deal? Understanding that many folks DIY - we have decided we are not going to insulate and let the pro's do it. Appreciate any feedback.
Thanks - Steve
P.S. - this will make the house, according to the "computer printout" - approximately 35% more efficient.