0 Helpful?

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 6:54 PM ET
Edited May 12, 2014 6:56 PM ET


1 Answer

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

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

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted May 12, 2014 7:41 PM ET

Other Questions in Energy efficiency and durability

Can Larsen trusses be used for roofs?

In General questions | Asked by user-7037573 | Mar 20, 18

Mini Split selection

In Mechanicals | Asked by Seth Holmen | Mar 19, 18

Thickness of Closed Cell Insulation in 2x4 Walls

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Mike Spooner | Mar 18, 18

How much interior insulation would be safe

In General questions | Asked by Smokey059 | Mar 19, 18

Spray foam and electrical wiring

In General questions | Asked by Randy Williams | Mar 18, 18
Register for a free account and join the conversation

Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!