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federer 12-01-2010 01:41 AM

The After-roof roof project
 
HI all

first just want to thank everyone for their comments and input in my other thread. i know i dragged you all through a whole lot of pictures and stupid questions and what not.

anwyays not getting any replies in the other section-so now that the new roof is in place, i am going to do spray foam insulation for the attic. what do you guys think about this?

thanks for all the input:):thumbup:

federer 12-01-2010 01:44 AM

pic of decking
 
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1291005119

seeyou 12-01-2010 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by federer (Post 543449)
i am going to do spray foam insulation for the attic. what do you guys think about this?

thanks for all the input:):thumbup:

Open cell or closed cell?

OldNBroken 12-01-2010 11:02 AM

Federer! As annoying as you've been the last few months and that's the only picture you gonna give us of your final handiwork? Geez!!!! :whistling2::whistling2:

federer 12-01-2010 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by seeyou (Post 543475)
Open cell or closed cell?

open cell. sorry didnt clarify before

federer 12-01-2010 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 543581)
Federer! As annoying as you've been the last few months and that's the only picture you gonna give us of your final handiwork? Geez!!!! :whistling2::whistling2:

lol you are kidding right..i posted like 13 pics in my other thread...i know it was pretty annoying...i thought most people on here wanted pics though...:(

OldNBroken 12-01-2010 10:26 PM

My bad, guess I better head to the other thread. I missed that

rodeo 12-02-2010 05:33 AM

why do you want to sprayfoam the rafter bays?
is your new roof vented?

sprayfoam is considered "the best", I suppose,
but its not all roses and is best used in spot applications or
difficult situations. Sealing rim joists is one example.

federer 12-03-2010 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by rodeo (Post 544146)
why do you want to sprayfoam the rafter bays?
is your new roof vented?

sprayfoam is considered "the best", I suppose,
but its not all roses and is best used in spot applications or
difficult situations. Sealing rim joists is one example.

not the rafters-the underneath of decking. i just used that pic as a reference. the reason is because i have a flat roof, so there is not a lot of space between decking and attic floor. so i cant use fiberglass because i can only get like R12 or something.

the roof is not vented-which is also why we are going with foam-otherwise we would need intake and ridge vents,etc.

i do need to seal rim joists too!

rodeo 12-03-2010 12:17 AM

Spraying the underside of the decking is the same thing as spraying the rafter bays. They mean the same thing.

Did you lay any rigid foamboard above the deck when the reroof was done?

seeyou 12-03-2010 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by federer (Post 544618)
not the rafters-the underneath of decking. i just used that pic as a reference. the reason is because i have a flat roof, so there is not a lot of space between decking and attic floor. so i cant use fiberglass because i can only get like R12 or something.

the roof is not vented-which is also why we are going with foam-otherwise we would need intake and ridge vents,etc.

i do need to seal rim joists too!

Don't use open cell if there is no venting. If I understand correctly, moisture can permeate open cell, but not closed cell.

federer 12-03-2010 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by seeyou (Post 544678)
Don't use open cell if there i no venting. If I understand correctly, moisture can permeate open cell, but not closed cell.

oh? isnt that why though? just in case there was a leak in the roof the water could come through-otherwise i would never find out until its too late (all teh wood would already rot away)

seeyou 12-03-2010 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by federer (Post 544722)
oh? isnt that why though? just in case there was a leak in the roof the water could come through-otherwise i would never find out until its too late (all teh wood would already rot away)

It'll come through where the insulation meets wood or other material. But, if you trap condensation against the wood, it might not show up until serious damage has been done.

federer 12-03-2010 10:12 AM

so closed cell will prevent condesnsation?

seeyou 12-03-2010 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by federer (Post 544741)
so closed cell will prevent condesnsation?

Not exactly prevent. But it keeps the water vapor inside from reaching the cool underside of the sheathing where condensation would occur. Open cell lets the vapor through.

Water coming the other way through the roof will find it's way in past either type foam.


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