OK... I'm buying this old farmhouse. Behind the various wall coverings, all I see is boards. (No lath and plaster ANYwhere.) It's been suggested that after removing the wall coverings, I should just remove all the boards, put up fiberglass batts, and re-cover with drywall -- apparently just doing away with the boards.
This sounds like a lot of work to me. Plus, I'm not at all certain I want to lose those boards. Wouldn't they be another level of insulation?
It's occured to me to just remove a few boards -- a couple low on the wall, a couple up higher -- put in the fiberglass (by folding it and pushing it under remaining boards?), then re-attach the boards and cover with drywall. Wouldn't that work just as well?
Or am I just being too sentimental about those nice old boards?