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Old 01-08-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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Insulating a Porch ceiling


The cottage porch is 8' x 16' made on 2x4 trusses, sheathing and proper roofing. I am insulating the walls (2x4 construction) and covering with 1x6 t&g panels. I also will cover the inside of the ceiling but I am not sure about insulating. Because it is 2x4, there isn't a lot of room and I know the air flow in the roof line would be obstructed. Is this an issue? Should I insulate the ceiling or leave it as is?
We are in a winter climate, but ... it is only a cottage.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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Insulating a Porch ceiling


Do you use the porch in the winter ?
If you heat it at all then some insulation is much better then none
Use rafter vents & R13
Then put 1-2" rigid board across the rafters for more insulation

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