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Old 08-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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baffle spacing in eaves


hi guys!

how far into my 2 ft. eaves do i extend the plastic or styrofoam baffles?
just to the edge of the outside wall? a few inches beyond? is there code for this? and which is better/easier to work with/cheaper?

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Wherever you're going to have insulation touching roof sheathing of filling the eave a little, you should put a baffle. The more the merrier.

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that's not what i mean, i know that.... the things are 4 ft. log or so, how far OUTSIDE the house should they extend into the soffit area?
sorry, my terminology is goofy... long day.

and which is better/easier to work with/cheaper?

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Just beyond the vertical plane of the exterior wall. If you have energy heals on your trusses and have a steep roof pitch, it MAY be necessary to install a baffle below the trough if you're blowing in Cellulose.

better/easier to work with/cheaper? Check your local supplies...I used the styrofoam version, stapled to the bottom of the sheathing, something similar to these. If this is new construction, I'd put them every rafter bay, no need to skimp here....if you do nothing but problems in the future.
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thank you rippyskippy, that link had the answer--->NEW CONSTRUCTION: Place CertiVents on the underside of the roof sheathing between framing members and slide down into soffit area 6".<----just wanted to be sure.

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