Is my metal roof ventilated properly?
Is my metal roof ventilated properly? If not, will this correction be expensive?
The home we purchased in North Florida was originally constructed with a shingle roof (4/12 pitch) and vents(ridge vent with eave/soffit vents). The original owner replaced the roof with a standing seam metal roof and closed off the ridge vent but kept the soffit vents. The home is currently under renovation and has a cathedral/vaulted ceiling(4/12 pitch) with no attic space. The general contractor had all the original insulation (R-19) from 1959 removed and the electrician installed IC recessed cans in the living area as well as the bedrooms.The ceiling is still exposed, as of now and we have about 7 1/2 inches of space available between the joists. The general contractor told us that everything is fine and not to worry about the ventilation and to proceed with the renovation.
We believe the general contractor has misguided us and that we have “at-least” two major problems:
#1- We have soffits with no ridge vents for air to escape.
#2- We have recessed cans and electrical wires in between our joists with not much insulation space.
My wife has totally panicked because she believes these problems will destroy the existing metal roof and the plasterboard ceiling that was going to be installed after the R-19 was replaced.
What is the best way to provide ventilation to this roof?
Is it possible that the metal roof is being vented between the plywood (underlayment) and metal roof itself?
Should we install new R-19 insulation and proceed to blue board application?
Is anyone aware of some solutions to help us recover from this potential disaster or can someone provide a referral?
Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
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