Should I Upgrade My Insulation? I Have Wood Shavings Right Now. - June 26th 2002



Question from Andrew in Winnipeg, MB -----

Dear Shell,

Our 1000 square foot home is insulated with wood shavings. I don't believe it is adequate insulation for summer or winter. What do you recommend should be done to upgrade this insulation?

Thanks,

Andrew

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Dear Andrew,

For best results, remove your wood chips and draft-seal your ceiling (Contact Resources Canada 1-800-387-2000 for a free copy or their Air Leakage brochure).

Once youíve taken care of any air leakage, consider Roxul Mineral Fibre Insulation Minimum R-40 thickness.

Some people may elect to leave the wood chips but if they get damp they will give off a nasty odour and have been known to promote mice colonies.

Itís Just That Easy


Shell