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Old 12-28-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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What should I put on end of joists for insulation?



From the photo you can see insulation in the garage. That insulated area is above an office and you can't see the 8x10ft boards on top of that for storage. Unfortunately, when you put a ladder up there, you get fiberglass dust falling into the garage, so I'd like to put something there to seal it in.

I know they make a fiber sheeting that I could staple there but then they may get ripped as we move stuff up and down. I could also get some thin wood planks but wood's expensive and I'd have to saw it to fit and I'm lazy.

Is there a better way? Or are those my two choices? If so, would everyone agree I should just go with wood planks?

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Old 12-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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Something does not look right about that whole thing.
Did someone cut off those joist?
That what was keeping the walls from spreading from the roof load.
That area your trying to insulate should have been left open for ventilation to the roof vents.
Really should have sheet rock on the ceiling and insulation above it if you want it warmer.

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I read where someone solved this problem using foam board on the ends but I'd still be worried that, every time someone climbed up there, it would get all beat up and I'd be continuously repairing it. I guess I could just put wood ends up there where the ladder is, though.

Still looking for other ideas.
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You can use plastic sheets .It will be easier on your clothing if you pull some plastic sheeting under your house and spread it out to crawl and work on top of. Crawl spaces tend to be either muddy or dusty. Neither of these are the best work space. You should be much happier at the end of the project if you use plastic.
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I would use something that is still vapor open so you don't put on a wrong side vapor retarder.

If you want to, use a tyvek or similar housewrap.
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Use some solid wood blocking, same height as the joists, required to prevent overturning over the bearing walls as it is now a floor used for storage; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...002_par025.htm

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You can use a plastic sheet , It will be easier on your clothing if you pull some plastic sheeting under your house and spread it out to crawl and work on top of. Crawl spaces tend to be either muddy or dusty. Neither of these are the best work space. You should be much happier at the end of the project if you use plastic.

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