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Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John White 4 hours ago. 13 Replies

I performed an assessment for a recent home buyer and the home inspector they hired when they purchased the home said the fiberglass insulation that is touching the roof where the roof slope meets…Continue

Smoke Puffer stick

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Genge Oct 8, 2015. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any suggestions for an easy to use and rugged smoke puffer stick?Prefer not to have to mix chemicals for each use.I used to use the Retrotec AC107 smoke stick but shipping…Continue

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John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a vented roof and already have adequate intake venting, you don't need to add more. Additionally, not all roofs need to be vented - there are "hot…"
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John Carton replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"There is no visible issues anywhere in the attic. The insulation in the attic is from when it was installed in 1976."
Aug 28
John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"It mainly depends upon your location. It also matters that what does it look like now and how long it has been like that. You should once contact to your HVAC service provider to fix your problem. To know more on this issue or get valuable…"
Aug 28
Peter Krych replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"The house is over 40 years old, if it is a problem there will be evidence of condensation, like mold, where the insulation contacts the roof deck. If it looks good then it is no worry. If someone were to add a humidifier to the furnace or another…"
Aug 24
Blake Reid replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"What does it look like now, and how long has it been like that?"
Aug 23
Ed Minch replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"I don't think it would be a problem provided there is no large source of interior moisture getting into the attic, especially in a cold climate.  With that in mind, a thorough sealing of the attic floor - including those plates at the…"
Aug 23
Brad Cook replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Are you are referring to a situation such as a ranch style, where insulation is touching the roof deck at the eaves, where the insulation may be as much as about 18" deep? If so, I would not be at all concerned, as long as there are gable end…"
Aug 23
Daniel f Berube replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"good description of the building science.  So now the applied science.  Insulation touching the underside of roof sheathing. Ok or not? db"
Aug 23
John Carton replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Good point on other information. The house has 4 bedrooms was built in 1976 and is located in NY, 50 miles North of NY City. The house does not have a basement or crawl space and is built on a concrete slab. "
Aug 23
Brad Cook replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Adding a vent chute above fiberglass insulation in a roof slope is NOT creating a "cold" roof. If anything, it can accelerate the escaping of heat. The venting of roof slopes with fiberglass has not changed since the 1930s when fiberglass…"
Aug 23
Daniel f Berube replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"I always scratch my head on this one.  The general rule is insulation baffles to keep insulation from touching the underside of sheathing even without soffit venting.   I'm in Alaska and run into this issues all the time. …"
Aug 23
Brad Cook replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"It would be very helpful if posters thought a bit about what other information might be very useful for replies to their post, keeping in mind that most forums are national and include many different climates. In this case, knowing the approximate…"
Aug 23
Sean Lintow Sr replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Location, location, location In hot dry climates - not really an issue unless it gets damp (and yes this still can be an issue in places like Phoenix) Places where it freezes - nothing beats trying to pull fiberglass that is frozen to the…"
Aug 20
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Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.

I performed an assessment for a recent home buyer and the home inspector they hired when they purchased the home said the fiberglass insulation that is touching the roof where the roof slope meets the exterior wall may cause condensation issues and needs to be pulled away from the underside of the roof. The house was originally designed and constructed with no soffit, so there are no soffit vents. The top plate of the exterior wall meets the lower slope of the roof. To properly insulate the…See More
Aug 20
John Carton replied to Brad Cook's discussion When is a fuel history confidential and why?
"I think it's just an easier policy for the fuel dealers to avoid providing previous home owners information. Some people are very protective of all of their personal information and might get upset if they found out their fuel dealer was…"
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At 11:52pm on October 7, 2015, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi John,

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Blake Reid replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Good opinions in these replies!  I'll just add a few: * Experiment.  It's your…"
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Condensation on ceiling occurs when the attic space above is poorly ventilated or insulated. The…"
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