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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Furst Oct 1. 15 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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Mark Furst replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
""Too many people attribute ventilation benefits to attic ventilation that are myths. " YES! I've gone round and round with roofers who are almost religious with their belief in venting as a cure for all evils.  The real issue is…"
Oct 1
John Nicholas replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"I have inspected attics where some but not all of the 4x8 roof deck has been replaced.  I noted large amounts of black mold on deck panels that were not replaced.  On those replaced,  I noted black streaks or stains from the nail…"
Sep 27
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…"
Sep 24
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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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At 11:52pm on October 7, 2015, Diane Chojnowski said…

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