A Fix for Heat Gain at Top Plate of Exterior Wall
I am in the process of reinsulating my attic and have run into a bit of an issue particularly around the top plate on the exterior walls. The house is a ranch-style with a 4:12 roof and an unconditioned attic.
When I look at the top corners of the perimeter walls with a thermal camera you can see a fair amount of heat soak. I need to blow additional insulation back in but there were never baffles or insulation blocks to stop the insulation from blowing into the soffits.
So I have two problems…I need something to reduce the radiant heat soak at the edges of the house because there just isn’t room for much insulation there and I need some way to prevent the loose-fill from falling into the soffits.
Seems like an ideal solution would be a baffle with a radiant barrier but I haven’t seen a product like that.
Is there a better way to tackle a problem like this?
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