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Old 07-07-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Insulation "stuck" near soffit

(excuse my ignorance)
It would seem that the builders or previous owners decided to put insulation (roll not spray) in between the soffit and the main opening in the attic thus not allowing any airflow from the soffit. I tried to remove the insulation but, it seems to be stuck, I believe trying to push/pull + nails + backing is making it darn near impossible to remove. The gradient of the roof makes it increadibly difficult to get near it to push/pull. I tried going from both angles (from soffit and attic) and made it worse.

Are there any tricks to remove the insulation?



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Old 07-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Would it be possible to slip a 14" wide piece of Masonite or plastic between the roof sheeting and the insulation and compress it enough to slip in a foam air baffle?


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can you use one of these, the one at the front/angle. to reach in there are pull some out.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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+1 to the rake/hook idea.

Going to be tough with roofing nails coming through but time and some patience will get it done.
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