Continuous Rafter Baffles
My contractor is going to start doing the detailing of the attic on Mon. I’ve read a number of posts about making a continuous channel from ridge vent to soffit which then is blocked down to the rim joist (If that term is correct). I’m just a little unclear about what material to use. I intend to use 1×1 on the inside edges of the bay (fastened to the rafter) and then over that…this is where I’m not clear. I’ve read I could use masonite, luan, 1″XPS or even osb over the 1×1. What would be the most practical of materials or the best, and what thickness. Should it then be sealed with accoustic sealant on the inside, making it as tight as possible? Anything else I might have missed? I intend to make the attic part of the conditioned space. Thanks and Happy Holidays.
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