I see a lot of paper faced insulation laid over existing insulation in attics with paper exposed. There is a label right on the paper that says this is wrong due to flamablity. I need some input as to how to write this up or if it is allowed here in Florida, Thanks
LMAO…read the label. To prevent a fire keep open flames away from it. So I guess to prevent a fire, the first step is not to set it on fire. Good thinking! Shame we are ina society where this is needed.
You are dead right there, as far as removal goes, but that is not my idea of an easy days work, can you imagine being stuck in an attic all day in a tyvek suit, mask and gloves, trying to peel that crap apart. There is nothing quick or easy about it, especially in the confines of an attic.
You obviously haven’t witnessed firsthand the individuals who would do this kind of work!;-) Shorts, sneakers, no shirt or any protection of any kind.
$200.00 later, all is well!:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I have, and I wouldn’t hire them, or let them near any jobsite i work on. If a worker isn’t wearing the right kit, they won’t touch a damn thing. I can just see the lawsuit when they come tumbling through the ceiling, or gets some of that crap in their eye. Just because you can get something done cheaply doesn’t mean you should. That $200 wouldn’t seem so cheap if you get a claim on workers comp, or against your homeowners insurance for that matter.
Also the original question was “I need some input into how to write it up.” Somehow writing " Get someone in to do a half-arsed job" doesn’t seem the appropriate solution.
Since this is located in a hot/humid climate zone, the kraft face paper which has a perm rating of 0.1 is considered a vapor barrier and would technically be facing the right way. Although not properly installed to be affective, might not be wrong.
In order to be fire rated, it would have to meet the 25/50 (flame spread/smoke developed rating), but then again, this is not in an occupied space which is similar to a crawlspace.
I would suggest checking with the AHJ in your area.
You would be right but typically the original insulation already has a vapor barrier, usually against the dry wall. We usually use unfaced batts in this case as faced ones will trap humid air and cause condensation.