Cathedral ceiling insulated with batts?
We finally received quotes back to insulate our cathedral ceilings the way I thought was best after a lot of reading on this forum. It is insanely expensive…..Just to preface-I wanted to use continuous baffles with dense packed cellulose/fiberglass. I was trying to limit spray foam in my house not only due to cost but other factors….
The way they originally quoted this living room area and other areas (and apparently what i can afford) is with R38 Batts (we are in zone 5 so I understand the “prescriptive” amount is R49). The insulation contractor said they would NOT need continuous baffles since the batts are only 12″ thick. They said that would allow for rec’d airspace therefore eliminating any need for baffles with the batts.
Like I stated above this is what was originally quoted….will this work? what can I do to make this more effective and not add cost? Any other concerns with using kraft faced batts?
We have even discussed trying to drop ceiling above windows to allow for a more true attic but that was going to cost a lot as well….This ceiling has been a huge challenge for us!
Picture attached of area I am specifically discussing.
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