My family room has a painted T&G wood-planked vaulted ceiling that leaks air
I have a question about an effective way to solve an issue in a house with a large family room that has a painted T&G wood planked vaulted ceiling that leaks air and makes the house very cold in the winter.
The T&G pine paneling is nailed to the bottom of the roof rafters and there is no finished drywall behind the paneling to create and effective air barrier. The rafter roof assembly is vented with vented soffits and ridge vents and R19 FG batts. The first option to weatherize this ceiling that I feel most comfortable with is to take down the paneling which would allow me to inspect the insulation and then install finished drywall and put reusable or new paneling back up to insure a tight air barrier in the ceiling. This fix would be fairly extensive and I was looking for some options that would be effective and less costly. We discussed caulking all the seams?, drywalling over existing paneling and putting up new paneling or taking down paneling, removing FG batt vapor barrier and putting up CertainTeed Membrane instead of drywall for air and vapor barrier and reinstalling paneling.
Posted Sep 1, 2014 11:32 AM ET
Edited Sep 1, 2014 1:02 PM ET
Other Questions in Green building techniques
Does anyone know if there is a manufacturer that makes an energy efficient, dual HVAC/ ventilation system that would satisfy both of my needs and eliminate the need for 2 duct systems?