More Insulation

September 4, 2013

Today we added 10 more inches of blown-in cellulose insulation in the attic.  This will help keep the house a bit more cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  It’s been on the warm side lately so this extra insulation will help.  Most houses in Santa Cruz does not have air conditioning because we have such temperate climate here so some homes will get toasty warm when we don’t have the morning coastal fog.  Even on these hot days the thermostat in the hallway never rises above 75F (23.9C), so it’s still comfortable inside the house.

Before:  Blown in cellulose in the attic on 7-Aug-2012

After:  Additional cellulose in the attic on 4-Sep-2013
Before:  14″ of Blown-in cellulose

After:  24″ of Blown-in cellulose

About the Author

Chie Kawahara

Chie is one of the co-creator of Midori Haus. When she is not sharing her stories of transforming an old house and giving tours, she enjoys trail running and hiking.