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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I have a question about venting a half attic situation. this is a new construction with a mono pitch (skillion) roof. The low angle of the roof will be an attic space (roughly 24' x 12') with the higher section being a half floor useable space (24' x 12'). I'm wondering for the roof...
  2. Insulation
    I am renting a recently renovated 1950s home in northern California. The LVP flooring is always cold and uncomfortable. Kitchen tiles are even more so. Temperature drops fast and heater kicks in frequently, more so than any place I lived in. My landlord got two different insulation professionals...
  3. HVAC
    My apology If this isn't the right place. This does have to do with attic ventilation. I have a covered porch area around close to 100 sq feet(under the house's roof) that i'm converting into a room. I have windows installed on the two sides of the opening. Before Windows installation: After...
  4. Insulation
    I want to prep the attic by ceiling attic air leaks before we add insulation. There are areas along the soffit and eave where light is entering in the attic. The picture shows this and although it looks like a lot of light, the gap is maybe half inch or smaller. I don't have soffit vents and I...
  5. Insulation
    Hi, I have a 2000 ft ranch style home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The house was built in 1965 (comp shingle roof) and I purchased it in 2001. The pieces of insulation were installed under the roof. I do not know if any of the previous owners ever replaced it. Several...
  6. HVAC
    Currently I have a 98% efficient gas furnace in my attic. I installed it on a platform with a tray and a condensate line and overflow pan, insulated flex vent pipe etc. Now that I have installed my furnace I am starting to build out my walls in the area under the furnace and installing the...
  7. Insulation
    Hello. I recently looked at my gas bill... AND IT WAS $450!!! We bought this house around mid march 2018, so we only caught the tail end of the winter gas bill, which was pretty high still, like $200+ I believe, but didn't think too much of it since I've never lived in a house with boiler heat...
  8. Insulation
    I have a bunch of duct insulation I got for free. It has reflective foil backing on a fiberglass roll. Can I use this to help insulate my attic if I put it in my rafters? I don't necessarily need more insulation but since it was free I thought I'd take it. I thought it might act as some sort of...
  9. 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...
  10. Insulation
    Hello! My attic is partially finished with a bedroom. There is a space between the bedroom wall and roof that I wish to use as storage. I want to add batts to provide insulation for both the bedroom and storage spaces. Should I install batts in the studs between roof, bedroom wall, or both...
  11. Insulation
    My attic was recently insulated by Air Group as part of an oil-to-gas conversion. The thing is, when insulating and "air-locking" the attic stairs, they installed a 4 inch foam frame, with an air tight lid. This 4 in frame around the door is most definitely a safety risk when trying to get...
  12. Insulation
    I've got a walk-up attic stairway. Actual steps, not the fold up kind. I'd like to address insulating it. The stairs are wood and the walls next to it are 2x4 and have insulation in them. My concern is the amount of insulation in them (along with under the stairs) is quite a lot less than...
  13. Insulation
    I'm planning to add insulation to my 1 1/2 storey 1940s house. Currently it has old insulation (I think mineral wool, quite thin) between the ceiling joists between the from the bottom of the roofline up to the attic proper (with gaps and parts where is has come away), and newer fibreglass...
  14. Insulation
    I live in So. CA and my house was built about 30 years ago + or - and lately the heat has been unbearable! (110* average last 3 days) I have recently installed an gable fan but it's still just ugly hot. I have adequate ventilation and t`here's the standard tract home insulation but it's just not...
  15. Insulation
    Hey all, I have a question on attic insulation. I'm looking to add insulation to my attic and wanted some professional quotes to see what I needed to do and see what it would cost to just pay someone. Our master bedroom\bathroom on the second floor has an arched ceiling that is insulated in...
  16. Insulation
    Hello, first, just wanted to say thanks for all the advise I`ve recieved from this site, its been a big help. Home is located in Hamililton Ontario, GTA Ive rented an Atticat blow in machine for this weekend and have a simple question that nobody can give me a straight answer to. Ive...
  17. Insulation
    I currently have the blown in insulation in my attic. I installed a attic vent with a fan to try and draw out the hot air and it works ok i guess. In the summer months it get very hot in the upstairs rooms and I'm guessing it because of the attic being so hot. The house was built before it...
  18. Insulation
    I have one of those walk up attics that doesn't have insullation, but would make a cozy room if insulated and finished. What's the easiest way to insulate an attic and what products are the least toxic to work with?
  19. Insulation
    I have had several contractors give estimates and tell me stories about my house I know to be untrue. I may be a 60 year old widow, and look vulnerable, but I worked for quite a few years in theater construction (professionally), so i know my way around a few tools and ladders. Here is the...
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