COMMUNITY FORUM

Mary Bronson

09:45AM | 04/11/03
Member Since: 04/10/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
I've just purchased an 1830-1860's farm house in Montpelier VT,("needs work" is an understatement) and I think I need to start by replacing the roof. My question is how to insulate? It's been suggested I should be concerned about condesation. The roof boards look tight enough so that with heavy felt, plywood shouldn't be needed, and in fact, no one has given me an estimate that includes plywood. But, back to insulation. Should I have the roofer put down 1 1/2 inch styrofoam from roof edge up to beyond ceiling height on second floor, fill the rest with 2x4s and then lay plywood over everything, felt and then architectural shingles... or should I try to insulate from within, and rip out walls to insulate and then blow in insulation on top of 2nd floor ceiling? Seems messy to start ripping out walls....but it also seems kind of important to put some sort of insulation there to prevent condensation. Am also probably going to ask for a ridge vent so the house can breathe a bit. Am I going overboard to think about putting a layer of insulation ON the old roof boards and under the new shingles?
Thanks for any advice from folks who know...

rmurray223

11:00AM | 04/16/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
ive never heard of someone putting insulation on the roof and that is not a good idea at all really. you want to keep the roof cold otherwise it will melt the ice on the roof and create ice dams and then you will have a whole mess of problems. you need ridge vent and soffit vents, and insulation on the floors of your attic as a really general guide. the roof boards although old if they are in good shape then there is no need to replace them, just use standard felt and shingles and you will be fine.
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

Melt a rainbow of crayons with a hairdryer for a funky and fun pumpkin. Beforehand, try painting the pumpkin in a bright c... 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... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... 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... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... 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
 
webapp1