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Insulating a vaulted ceiling with limited room for insulation

I have an older house which has a vaulted ceiling. I am planning on re-insulating this ceiling from the inside. I have removed the existing ceiling and insulation. The roof is 2x6 rafters, so I have limited space within the bays for insulation. I am not opposed to adding foam board to the bottom of the rafters. I plan on putting pine v-groove tongue and groove boards up for the finish ceiling. I am looking for some recommendations on what products to use and how to best install them. I should also mention the house is in Vermont, climate zone 6, where the recommended minimum insulation is R49

Asked by Bill Chiari
Posted May 12, 2014 5:54 PM ET
Edited May 12, 2014 5:56 PM ET


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This article should tell you everything that you need to know: How to Build an Insulated Cathedral Ceiling.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted May 12, 2014 6:41 PM ET

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