I have a house built in 1955, it's a ranch. I'm in New York. The attic insulation appears to be pretty sparse. There are floorboards on the floor of the attic, it appears there is some pink fiberglass insulation between the floorboards. There is no insulation on the underside of the roof.
I was looking into insulation options, because:
- It definitely feels a little drafty in here.
- We're going through oil pretty quickly (we have a 3 year old burner running at 82% efficiency - not sure if the oil should be going this fast).
I was looking into spray foam as an option, but saw some horror stories about jobs gone wrong and the health impact on residents. Is batting insulation worth pursuing? I was hoping if I have it done professionally, then maybe its performance would be comparable to spray foaming the roof.
Cost isn't my primary concern, with spray foam I'm worried about:
- Health impact
- A bad job, seems like it could ruin the house
- Any wiring etc fixed to the walls will get entombed in the spray foam.
Thanks for any opinions on this.