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Old 10-14-2009, 06:31 PM
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I guess Panhandle Rednedk is our expert but this is what I saw today. The banker in the next little town has a large ranch house and he hired a company form New Mexico to insulate his roof. Don't look right to me. He had blown in paper insulation and it had been done twice, it was about a foot thick. They vacuumed it all out and told him how bad it was. Then they uesd a spray foam on the roof between the rafters. Covered everything. Then they closed all the vents and told him it would be the best in the county. Never heard of such a thing. Anyone have any information on this.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:49 PM
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Bad bad idea. Who was the contractor? PM if you don't want to go public please.

I will talk more about vents tomorrow. Attics have to breathe on older homes.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:30 PM
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I think there are two different roof ideas.
A “cold roof” and a “hot roof.”

The cold roof is the common vented attic space over an insulated ceiling below it.

The hot roof is basically a thick insulated panel.
It is common on homes with a vaulted ceiling interior.

http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Co...cs/6-Roofs.pdf

http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Co...s/ResPub_7.pdf

BTW, This site has a lot of real good PDF construction documents.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:26 PM
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I thought I answered this but I guess not.

The guy did the roof today. Now I have two roofs and two layers of insulation. Thanks PANHANDLE REDNECK.
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Cool beans.
Good on you, Brad.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:30 AM
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Now this is what I like about this forum.

Up north, many people I talk with don't insulate
their pole barns (whether it's used for storage
or inhabited as a shop). A couple people have
complained to me, that they have rain inside
of their tin roof buildings.

Seems that the exposed roofing tin, from the inside,
condense's water at a pretty good rate during certain
conditions.

One farmer, just had a new pole barn put up, I cautioned
him of this problem, and offered a solution of spending
a little more money, and having plywood applied
before the roofing tin is put down.

He laughed this off as unneccessary. He now is complaining
of so much "rain" inside of his barn, the hay is rotting
in definite "lines" where the rain drips off the trusses.

But I like this "double roof" that I see what you all are dooing
down south, and can see it working up north for different
problems.
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No problem Jerry.

I am glad it all worked out like you wanted.

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By the way

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ad.php?t=20826

this is where those pictures go.
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By the way to you, Brad and anyone else with email changes:

I believe you mentioned setting up a new email address?

When you edit your SFT email address to your user cp you must reply to the new email verification form or you may need to contact me.
Please disregard if you've already succeeded.
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Have not yet but will set a new one up soon.
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