COMMUNITY FORUM

astor333

04:15PM | 10/07/07
Member Since: 10/06/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
i have a finished attic with insulation that covers the whole roof. there is no insulation in the ceiling or knee walls. should i take the insulation off the roof area and insulate the knee wall and the ceiling area.

Billhart

06:46PM | 10/07/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If it is a "warm roof" unvented or the venting is on the outside of the insulation the best system is to insulate the underside of the roof.

If you have insulation on the sidewalls and attic floor and the space space between the roof and attic floor vented there are lots of sneak paths between the pony walls and floor.

KingVolcano

12:19PM | 10/09/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Bill is correct. Your roof's construction will dictate how you should insulate. Do the right thing or you risk premature shingle life and structural damage.

astor333

01:54PM | 10/09/07
Member Since: 10/06/07
2 lifetime posts
thanks for you input. so what you are saying is i should tear off the insulation on the roof and insulate the knee wall and floor of the attic. i am not sure yet but what i have heard so far is i must insulate the roof area above my crawel space and put baffles in between the insualtion and the roof. it my also be a good idea to add soffets vents near my gutters.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even though Halloween is past, pumpkins and gourds make great table decorations. That includes white pumpkins, too!  Here,... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2