Help Identify Old Batt Insulation

I did an inspection the other day and saw this older funny looking batt insulation. It has a black facing, it looks like brown compressed wood or paper, didn’t get a very good picture of it, but here’s what I have just mostly of the backing. It was on the roof rafters under the decking. Also, good this contain some asbestos content ? I live in an area that has lots of old homes I’ve never seen this before. Thanks in advance. Heres a pic of the dark brown stuff, it is right above the square piece of cardboard, it looks like some kind of pressed wood, like real thick masonite type material, I dont know why I didn’t get better photos of it…



Hard to say from the photo. Not a great idea to insulate the underside of roof sheathing though. Absolutely no need for it.

I saw this old bat the other day.

Something is missing on your website Linas.

Hmmm I guess he missed all those links after he trashed NACHI.
Wish I could have heard him on the phone begging Nick to take him back.:slight_smile:

Linas, the third link down does not work, so you know. :slight_smile:

Left column.

Wasn’t there before :wink:

Well it is now that I can see and glad to see Linas back.
Hell he might even show up in the Maine coast for a lobster too! :mrgreen:

Ahoy sailor, request permission to come aboard. :p:p

So when did you got married?


She left you for me!!!

Wow Linas, they wiped your account clean huh? They have you with only 27 posts.

I think we could change our mind on that .I think it will be the way of the future

possibly balsam

Thanx for the replies guys, Barry you got it, that’s exactly what it looks like. By reading about (Googling) it doesn’t appear to have much R value, but back in the 40’s that was better than sheets of newpaper or hay bales or straw. Linas, you leave my mom out of this or I will send her after you, “she knows where you live” hey, what do you expect, she’s 91 years young & still works in the oilfields on the rig floor screwing & unscrewing joints of pipe between that chin & her forehead, since she has no arms, whatta gal…

Linas up to your old tricks again. Where is your video?
Thats what I missed when you were not around.

Video?? Take your meds Robert.

I find people whom cry the most are the most guilty of using or partaking in.

If I was partaking, I would want to partake in some of that stuff you’re on.:wink: