Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-23-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4
Share |
Default

Insulation in attic space over attached carport


We have an attached carport with an enclosed attic space that is accessible through a door from our second story hallway. It is always hot in the summer and always cold in the winter. We live in the south so the summer is always a big problem. We have two separate air conditioners, and the second story one is never able to cool the second floor. We think we need to insulate the attic space but what kind of insulation and do we insulate the floor and the ceiling? We definitely need advice!!! This is located in Louisiana.


Last edited by Dianne 48; 10-23-2011 at 05:30 PM. Reason: add some information
Dianne 48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Insulation in attic space over attached carport


The common wall should be fire-rated drywall and insulated on the living side of the attic. Make a new access in the carport ceiling.

Gary

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4
Default

Insulation in attic space over attached carport


What do you mean by making a new access? We have one access from the second story to the attic space.
Dianne 48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Insulation in attic space over attached carport


Check locally to see if the attic over the carport needs fire-stopping drywall above the house wall. In garages it is required: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par017.htm

A new access would separate the hot carport attic from the house attic. Insulation on the house wall in the attic would establish two different areas or zones. Is there any HVAC ducting or units in the house attic?

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
Member
 
Msradell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Posts: 1,071
Default

Insulation in attic space over attached carport


Quote:
Originally Posted by GBR in WA View Post
The common wall should be fire-rated drywall and insulated on the living side of the attic. Make a new access in the carport ceiling.
Definitely the best solution! I don't understand how having an access hole from the second floor to the garage attic meets code for fire separation. Another thing they could probably do to help would be to ventilate the garage attic if it isn't. Adding insulation will only have minimal effect anyway.
Msradell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attic project - Would like opinions whataboutj Insulation 6 06-29-2011 03:07 PM
Air sealing, ventilation, and attic insulation project-need advice Badfish740 General DIY Discussions 4 06-01-2011 06:48 AM
Insulation, Ventilation in Cape Cod Side Attic Get'n er done Building & Construction 10 12-02-2010 11:38 PM
Extending finished attic insulation stops? Mitch H HVAC 2 12-09-2009 11:00 AM
Adding attic insulation pomelo Building & Construction 3 10-22-2009 05:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.