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AtticBaffled 06-04-2010 10:12 PM

Attic Baffles Question
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I am looking to add baffles to my attic so I can eventually add soffit vents.

My question is instead of using those flimsy baffles at stores, can I just use a piece of hardboard or plywood attached to the underside of the rafters like in the photo below? I would stuff in some fiberglass batts in the opening at the bottom to keep out the cellulose.

Ed the Roofer 06-05-2010 02:45 PM

You could, but it would be incredibly more expensive I presume and much more labor intensive for the same results.


DangerMouse 06-05-2010 04:12 PM

I'll be using accuvent baffles when I do the next side of this house.
They fold in and cover the sill and face staple. Seems the most logical and easiest to me.


seeyou 06-05-2010 05:00 PM

What you're proposing will work, but it's going to cut down the depth of the cellulose at the outside edges. I'd go ahead and use the baffles.

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