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misspink1908 11-19-2011 06:38 PM

need insulation, what is the best
 
I have am getting a new roof 11/23/11 on the addition of the house. It needs installation as well. The roof is over the family room and eat-in part of the kitchen. What is it I need to know about the installation? size, weight, or some kind of... Well I went to HD and it had R30 R19 on pink panther rolls of installation, what is the difference? What is the best? It is going in the ceiling and I want to cut down on these heating bills. The bills in Michigan during the winter are as large as a house note ($500-800 a month). help please!:)

ben's plumbing 11-19-2011 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by misspink1908 (Post 774966)
I have am getting a new roof 11/23/11 on the addition of the house. It needs installation as well. The roof is over the family room and eat-in part of the kitchen. What is it I need to know about the installation? size, weight, or some kind of... Well I went to HD and it had R30 R19 on pink panther rolls of installation, what is the difference? What is the best? It is going in the ceiling and I want to cut down on these heating bills. The bills in Michigan during the winter are as large as a house note ($500-800 a month). help please!:)

the difference between them is the insulating value R30 is the better of the two ..will insulate your attic area comes in 24"wide and 16" wide ...

Gary in WA 11-21-2011 12:05 AM

Depends on your location in Michigan, find your Zone below the map: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...001_par001.htm

Find your ceiling insulation requirements with your Zone here: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico..._11_sec002.htm
Either R-38 or R-40. Read this on air sealing the attic before insulating; http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...wWATQw&cad=rja

And ventilation: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...on?full_view=1

Figuring your venting requirements: http://www.airvent.com/homeowner/pro...it-specs.shtml

Will the roofer be installing ridge vents or soffit vents, or are they pre-existing?

Gary

misspink1908 11-25-2011 11:10 AM

Thanks Gary!!!!!!

misspink1908 11-25-2011 01:04 PM

Sorry it took so long. This roof is over an addition eat in part of the kitchen and the family room it has no vents but a Breath stack thingy.

Windows on Wash 11-26-2011 12:15 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words in this case.


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