Blown-In Insulation
Blown-In Insulation

We filled the cavity between the floors with blown-in insulation, both to insulate the edges from the weather as well as to dampen the sound between floors. Over time the fill settled and let the cold air in through the roof over the porch. (10/19/2008)

Blown-In Insulation
Blown-In Insulation

This picture shows the cantilevered portion at the front of the house. The floor in that area had zero insulation. Probably why it was the coldest room in the house. (10/19/2008)

Uninsulated Overhang
Uninsulated Overhang

Another view of the uninsulated overhang - this room went from the coldest room in the house to the warmest after adding batt insulation. (10/19/2008)

View Down Porch Roof
View Down Porch Roof

This shows the view inside the porch ceiling. To keep from falling through the ceiling I had to place plywood across the support beams. Not a fun task dragging them in there and pushing them across the beam without damaging the thin board beneath. (10/19/2008)

Little Helper
Little Helper

Justine was a good little helper. She brought up the insulation for me so I wouldn't have to climb up and down the ladder. (10/19/2008)

Pile of Insulation
Pile of Insulation

Building a pile of batt so I can drag it down to the end of the porch rood for installation.

First Layer
First Layer

I put the first layer of insulation on the far side of the studs. (10/19/2008)

Second Layer
Second Layer

I added a second layer for two reasons. First, I was a little worried that the first layer would sag over time opening up a hole. Second, if I'm going to go through all this trouble to open up the ceiling and drag the plywood down to the end I'm going to go a little overboard rather than not quite enough.

Insulation Complete
Insulation Complete

All the insulation is installed. The insulation only goes to the left side because this roof area is unheated space. There is no need to insulate the rafters to the right. (10/19/2008)

Pushing Blown Insulation Back
Pushing Blown Insulation Back

Rather than letting the blown in insulation go to waste, I pushed it back up against the batt insulation for a small measure of additional protection from the cold. (10/19/2008)

Closing Up
Closing Up

Now that all the insulation is in and the plywood is down, it's time to close up the hole in the ceiling (note the late hour - this was a very long day). (10/19/2008)

 
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