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Old 01-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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We have a metal roof attached directly to the roof frame with no insulation against it. We have insulated the ceiling, but the rooms that are attachments include a breakfast nook and the laundry room. When it gets really cold-like today, the washing machine water line freezes. We are considering adding foam board insulation to the underside of the roof w/ a r-10 value. Does this sound like a reasonable option????
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We have a metal roof attached directly to the roof frame with no insulation against it. We have insulated the ceiling, but the rooms that are attachments include a breakfast nook and the laundry room. When it gets really cold-like today, the washing machine water line freezes. We are considering adding foam board insulation to the underside of the roof w/ a r-10 value. Does this sound like a reasonable option????
The ceiling is insulated, but to what level? Are the walls insulated? Does the room(s) have adequate heat? Are the water lines on an exterior wall? Are the pipes insulated?
Really need more info and maybe some photos.
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Not sure what you mean by "what level" the ceiling is insulated, there is the pink roll insulation between the joists. The outside walls appear to have blown in insulation and the pipes were insulated somewhat. The person who built the house ran the pipes from an inside room above the ceiling to the outside wall of the addition. We already fixed a broken pipe last year and reinsulated and will eventually re-route the pipes, but are looking for the quickest fix right away. Once we remove the ceiling to get to the pipes, I can snap a few photos and post. Waiting for supplies to arrive from Lowe's
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Not sure what you mean by "what level" the ceiling is insulated, there is the pink roll insulation between the joists. The outside walls appear to have blown in insulation and the pipes were insulated somewhat. The person who built the house ran the pipes from an inside room above the ceiling to the outside wall of the addition. We already fixed a broken pipe last year and reinsulated and will eventually re-route the pipes, but are looking for the quickest fix right away. Once we remove the ceiling to get to the pipes, I can snap a few photos and post. Waiting for supplies to arrive from Lowe's
The lowest level of insulation is over the top plates as the joist bay should be kept open to the soffit outside so cool air can get in to replace the hot air exhausted at the peak. Sometimes there is no insulation so the wall/ceiling interface is like an open window.
It would help if you answered all the questions I asked. The remote diagnosis is hard enough without as much info as you can supply.
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