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JW34

08:00PM | 05/04/02
Member Since: 05/03/02
1 lifetime posts
I have a 50's style ranch house with a cathedral ceiling made of 2x8's. Part of the peak of the roof extends beyond the living area outside to form an overhang. This overhang has an underside which then forms an enclosed cavity (separate from the inside of the house). This enclosed section is of course not insulated because it's outside the living area.

The problem I have is that condensation is forming in this cavity and drips onto the porch below through cracks where the underside sheeting joins and also through a light fixture. How best can I stop this condensation from forming? Do I need to insulate this area even though it is outside? Would venting the underside of the cavity make the situation even worse?

SHINGLE MONKEY

08:11PM | 05/04/02
Member Since: 02/25/02
14 lifetime posts
I would think that a roof vent would take care of the condensation problem...that is if I understand the area that you are talking about


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