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Part 2: How best to insulate a 1935 small Cape; is blown in cellulose OK?

mchernoff | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

Part 2 of my question – Is it ok to blow in dense pack cellulose to the walls of a 1935 small Cape without having a “moisture barrier”? A friend suggested because of the heat/cold differential, there might be condensation, which could moisten the cellulose and eventually damage the frame. The MassSave people say this is unlikely- only in case of ice-dam water damage, for example, would the dense pack cellulose get wet-enough to matter. Thanks very much for your previous comment.

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    I'm going to move your latest question to the same page where your first comment was posted -- that way, all of the questions are on the same Q&A thread. Here is the link:

    How best to insulate a 1935 small Cape?

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