How to Place Faced Attic Insulation

Faced insulation always belongs face down.

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Nov. 24 broadcast:

Steven from Tennessee says, “First of all, in the attic, I have 24-inch centers and there’s some insulation already there but the installer evidently didn’t know his business very well.

“[The insulation] is faced, [and] the facing is on top, which, my understanding is, it’s wrong.

“It’s old and only about 2 inches thick. Should I lay insulation directly on top of it or turn the existing over and then add unfaced?”

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Nov. 24 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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