I plan on converting mt attic into useable space, actually I have done on the floor, wall, part of teh electrical, heating, etc..now I am tackling the insulation and there are TWO schools of thought out there.
First some background on my humble abode..
Semi detached, raised bungalow, central heating and air.I laso live in a cold climate, we get some snow up here :-)
The first school of thought is to pack the roof joists full of insulation, vapour barrier, then dry wall on top from that point.
The second school of thought is that you must allow the roof to breathe, so you must allow space between each joist for air to flow and circulate. I've seen inserts you can burchase that fit between the roof joists and ensure you have the proper spacing.
So, which is correct? This space will not be a storage area and I plan on finishing it off properly, so a lot of time and some money will be put into it and I'm not interested in having my roof ice up and my shingles peel up and leaks start because I've insulated incorrectly.
Any suggestions or advice would be super appreciated.