R-30 Insulation

Well Dale & Marcel, is it R-30 or not?:stuck_out_tongue:

Yes. It says so, right on the bag.

R-30 is 9 1/2 inches thick. Are those rafters 2x10?

Hi Cheryl, nice to see you paying attention.:smiley:

It’s hard to tell in that picture but the recessed can looks to be about the same height as the joist and they aren’t usually 9" tall.

Hi. Brian; It will be when it is installed. ha. ha.

What is up with the kraft faced insulation in the rafters?

Why not in the gable ends?

Is this a conditioned spaced?

Is that light fixture IC Rated?

I know I am full of questions! ha. ha.

Dale; Are you going to help me here? ha. ha.

Marcel :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :stuck_out_tongue:

Nice to see that they at least kept it back from the pot light!

Yep, the brown area with the light…:twisted:

I don’t carry a tape, thanx Dale.:stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

Here is todays, poor lighting but you’ll get the drift…5-6 inches throughout a new Standard Pacific…:twisted:

How do you guys word that to your clients? In my new construction inspections, I swear 5 to 7 inches is becoming the norm. Do you just suggest adding more and leave it at that?

On a new house Dylan it is a defect that needs to be fixed by the builder.

On an older home it is a recommendation only, unless you can find the insulation sticker calling out the R-Value.

Why did you move the insulation? Was there something wrong with the recessed light? I never move insulation during the course of my inspection.

Sorry, Brian. Couldn’t resist. Ms Margarita and Dr Cuervo are here, still, you understand. :margarit:

Not only did I move it RR, but I re-packaged it also.:slight_smile:

Are you the reseller also? Sounds like a lucrative business. :slight_smile:

The insulation looks like medium or high density insulation.

High-density batts for an 8.5 inch (216 mm) space offer about an R-30 value.