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Old 01-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #31
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Sorry; I didn't mean to confuse anything. Neo, it sounds like you may be describing an attic space behind a knee wall, possibly off of an upstairs bedroom? Assuming this is correct, I believe that there are a couple of other things that you need to consider. First of all is venting, and if you look down at the lower corner of your triangle, where the rafters set on the first floor walls, I believe that you can probably see light through you soffit vents. Air needs to be able to flow through these vents, up between your rafters, and out your roof vents. Maybe I am reading the situation wrong, but if this appears to be the case, you need to ensure that whatever you do does not impede this flow of air, i.e., you can't extend your flooring out too far, and you can't insulate between your rafters, without making other provisions for venting. Secondly, by attaching drywall, plywood, or whatever you decide to the bottom of your rafters, you are affecting your roof load. Sounds like a nice area, and I played in similar areas in my parents and grandparents homes, 50 some years ago, but some things to think about.
Somehow I missed this post before. Great considerations - thanks. Now I think I understand better the venting issue and what Ron was suggesting.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #32
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Neofite? Did you just convert? Proselyte?

You may have to look into the very corners of that attic space, where the roof meets the horizontal members. There should be soffit vents there, if not it would be wise, if you do nothing else it to add some venting to this space.

It will save your roof in the long run.
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Neofite? Did you just convert? Proselyte?

You may have to look into the very corners of that attic space, where the roof meets the horizontal members. There should be soffit vents there, if not it would be wise, if you do nothing else it to add some venting to this space.

It will save your roof in the long run.
I might have to change my user name (with the "Proselite" spelling of course).

I'll definitely take a look, and if nothing else comes of this, at least I might have better venting.

Good idea - thanks.

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