Attic Insulation with a Wood Shingle (Vented) Roof
Saw this site form Dan Houlihan of HeatingHelp.
I have a 1917 home in Detroit, Mich that I am renovating. It has a American Thatch" or "Smurf" cedar shingle roof with an open stringer deck underneath. These must be vented on the underside to allow the shingles to dry. Currently there is no insulation. The floor that the roof encloses is livable space, but I will demo all of the plaster walls for insulation access. I have 8" rafters
What to do for insulation? I need about an inch of free space under the deck. The foam plastic air barriers don't make for a very good "base" for insulation, but I can't leave the backside of batt insulation "raw", I suspect dirt and moisture over time would deteriorate it.
Any good, advice on this is welcome. The heating bills now are a disgrace.
Posted Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:05
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