Custom polyiso roof-vent baffles + traditional unfaced fiberglass batts + poly vapor barrier (conditioned space) = Success?
If I build custom roof-vent baffles with polyiso board then fill the remaining cavity with traditional unfaced fiberglass batts, can/should I also install a Poly vapor barrier prior to dry-walling? If so what mil thickness would be recommended?
I am concerned that the PolyISO board would create a vapor barrier and then the poly roll would create another barrier and any leaks could cause moisture to become trapped in the batts and rot the rafters.
If you agree with that analysis then please address my second concern if you would. If no poly vapor barrier under the drywall and only the foil vapor barrier on the custom roof vent baffles, wouldn't moist warm air from the interior conditioned space condense on the PolyISO board in the winter and then need to dry to the inside? Would I then need a moisture management system in the living space?
Finally, would it make sense to use unfaced PolyISO and just do the poly vapor barrier? I'm not even sure if they make unfaced PolyISO. Do they?
Thanks a lot,
Posted Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:09
Edited Mon, 04/28/2014 - 16:25
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