Creating a “Tent” Inside Attic for Insulation
I have an unfinished attic/roof assembly that is a square pyramid in shape. I was wondering if, after air sealing the ceiling (attic floor) carefully, if I could drape material from just inside the soffit vents, up to a peak above the insulation but well below the ridge vents? This draped fabric would take the shape of a square pyramid “tent” inside the attic.
The purpose of this would be:
*to build a containment unit for blown in insulation
* to deflect warm air away from the insulation in the summer and hold warm air in during the winter
* to act as a large baffle (along outside of “tent”) for cold air running under the roof deck from soffit vents to ridge vents
*to protect the insulation from potential leaks in the roof deck
Any reasons why this wouldn’t work, or why it isn’t a good idea? What material would you suggest that is easy to work with and is inexpensive?
Thanks for your input!
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