When we took down the family room ceiling we found a small section of insulation that insulates a small attic space where the family room extends beyond the master bedroom above. This insulation was less than adequate to meet current code and also infested with squirrel poop. We are sure that the squirrels were not living there in the recent past. We never heard any noise and some of the acorns and sunflower seeds I vacuumed out of that space were petrified. Needless to say we were happy to trash this insulation for an upgrade.
The first set of double windows to the right of the door on the first floor are the windows you see in the picture above that are located in the front of the family room. The overhang between the first and second floor is the area that is insulated.
We were amazed how much thicker the new insulation is!
Now, when I look up I don't get the willies thinking about what used to live up there!