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  1. Insulation
    Hi, This is my first post, and I'm a first time homeowner, so please bare with me. Background: The attic in my 1.5 story bungalow (or maybe you would call it a cape cod) is lacking in the insulation and ventilation department. The attic has knee walls and ceiling to define the conditioned...
  2. Insulation
    Hi everyone! I have a 1920s home with an unfinished attic here in snowey Massachusetts. The attic ceiling is un-insulated, with exposed rafters and an asphalt tile roof. I was warned about ice-dams and how improper insulation will lead to a destroyed roof. The attic space is currently openly...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I just read the thread "frost in attic" with great interest. I have a small attic over an ell that's melting snow and causing ice dams. For now I have to manually pull the snow down with a rake I made. The thing that's a bit different in my scenario is that about 1/3 of the gable...
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