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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-11-2013, 04:15 PM
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Posted By stuffnsuch
First photo shows all the hip joints Second...

First photo shows all the hip joints
Second show the soffit at the bottom that goes all the way around the house
Third shows the top of the dormer room wall

I thought roofers did not put roofs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-11-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By stuffnsuch
The house was built in 1923. Had a fire in the...

The house was built in 1923. Had a fire in the 70's...not sure how bad. The trusses are old, dark wood, 2 X 8 and some 2 X 10's. No metal plates.

The dormer rooms were added in the 80's..I think....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-11-2013, 11:13 AM
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Posted By stuffnsuch
REVISION: The flat part of the ceiling in...

REVISION:

The flat part of the ceiling in one dormer is 15" and 11" in the other...not much of an access door could be cut.

The angled part of the ceiling that matches the pitch is about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By stuffnsuch
Thanks MightyGiving! The roof is steel that...

Thanks MightyGiving!

The roof is steel that looks like slate tiles.

I can cut-in vents at the highest point in the open attic space, which would be at the top edge of the dormer wall...to allow...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-09-2013, 08:52 PM
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Posted By stuffnsuch
Insulating 2 1/2 story attic room--with Dormers?

We have a 3rd floor living space that has a "multi-faceted" hip roof. The attic space is broken-up with dormer (rooms), and the peak above each dormer is 'dead space", cut-off from the rest of the...
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