Insulating a 1890s house
I think i have confused myself reading around on here. I have a house built in 1890ish and its cold. I now have to insulate. I dont want to remove the original siding and trim to insulate the outside which is the most ideal way so i have to insulate the interior side. Its true 2×4 construction 16 on center with ship lap siding with wood siding. I was thinking about using a batt insulation with a air (and vapor?) barrier with 2×2 horizontally to bring my utility’s on the inside of the insulation and maybe a vapor open insulation(pink fiberglass) in the 2×2 just to bring the average r value up. Is there a better away of achieving a good insulated warm sealed wall? will this idea work? the house is 5700sqft so every little helps.
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