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Is it possible to put another 10R of insulation in Mom's attic?

I did this about 15 years ago, the cost was minimal - about <$500... and repaid itself for me in about 10 months.

It may not be possible to EASILY improve the R-factor of the walls, but in the old days, folks would hang quilts on the walls to add a measure of warmth. Prior to that, the castle walls had tapestries for similar purposes.

http://www.touchoftapestry.com/History-of-Tapestries-7.html

Castles and large stone churches were drafty places that are hard to keep warm during the winter. In those days, insulation was unheard of, therefore tapestries were placed in buildings to keep them warm.


Well, that's what a google search shows :-)
ralph
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