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Old 06-04-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Attic Baffles Question

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



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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.

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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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