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  • #16
    <sigh> Yes, he is getting a lot of bad advise.

    From the web site:

    Batts and rolls are available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs, and attic or floor joists. Continuous rolls can be hand-cut and trimmed to fit. They are available with or without facings. Manufacturers often attach a facing (such as kraft paper, foil-kraft paper, or vinyl) to act as a vapor barrier and/or air barrier. Batts with a special flame-resistant facing are available in various widths for basement walls where the insulation will be left exposed. A facing also helps facilitate fastening during installation. However, it's recommended that you use unfaced batts if you're reinsulating over existing insulation.

    Last edited by SteveF; 10-13-2011, 02:51 PM.


    • #17
      No, you're confusing kraft paper with kraft paper that contains a vapor barrier. Kraft paper by itself is not a vapor barrier.

      But, as I noted, it's irrelevant. Vapor barriers are not needed in Texas, the paper is purely to prevent air infiltration.