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Rafter/Truss baffle suggestion

arnoldk | Posted in General Questions on

Hi,

I am looking for any suggestion of decent rafter/truss baffle option for blown-in insulation. I know the typical ones can be quiet brittle and break easily when installed for looking for any suggestion?

Thank you,
Arnold

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    MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #1

    arnoldk,

    Just to be clear: do you mean vents or baffles?

    1. arnoldk | | #3

      Sorry, the baffles installed between each truss.

      Arnold

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        MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #4
  2. plumb_bob | | #2

    The Cadillac of insulation stops is job site made plywood ones, these are bomb proof. But there are commercially available styrofoam or cardboard ones, these work well if installed carefully. I think the cardboard ones are a bit more robust and if the correct fasteners are used they should remain in place for the life of the building, unless they get wet.

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