Charlie: Carla, out in Channelview, she says, “I’m a senior citizen in about a 1,500 square foot home, and I’ve been told I have almost zero attic insulation.” She’s getting a little confusing information here, Tom. Does she need spray, does she need rolls? What does she need? What’s she going to do?
Tom: I don’t know what she needs, but I know what would be a good … Easiest way to do it is blown in. You can do the bats, that would be a little more expensive, time consuming, and not necessarily worth the extra costs unless there was a particular reason you’re doing that. I think the simplest thing is just have it blown in to an R30 and use a formaldehyde free fiberglass, and keep it simple.
Charlie: I wonder, when she says the spray or rolls, she must mean blown in by-
Tom: Well, and now maybe somebody’s trying to sell her foam.
Charlie: Oh, gotcha.
Tom: Just stay away from the foam. If it’s a spray foam, just say no to foam. As far as having it blown it, it’s a lot easier, so that’s the way to go with fiberglass.
Charlie: If she wanted to double down she could always spray on the radiant barrier, too.
Tom: Now that would be a good idea. If you do that, do the radiant barrier first, then go ahead and blow the insulation in secondly.
Charlie: That a good idea.