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Question DetailsAsked on 6/2/2011

Insulation for unfinished attic area with furnace

Our 1930s bungalow has a second floor furnace (with no humidifier) installed in an unfinished area of the second floor. A wood floor has been put in this area with no insulation underneath. The roof/ceiling has 2x4s with what looks like just minor liner between the roof decking and the roof. I want to insulate. Two insulation contractors have said that drywall needs to be installed to cover the insulation batting on the ceiling/roof to create a fireproof barrier between the insulation and the furnace but they don't install drywall. When I contacted drywall/handymen, I have been told that the drywall will cause moisture problems. Who do I believe?

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On the wood floor, you can drill a hole or holes as needed to blow in insulation.

On the roof section, you can install a foil type insulation, it will serve two purposes, heat anf a fire rating.

Good Luck

Answered 9 years ago by Hecktikday

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