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Old 08-25-2014, 10:14 AM  
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The way he has it looks like it is ventilated really good right now.


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Old 08-25-2014, 11:07 AM  
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The reason he did it like that is too piss me off and then if i tried to short pay him i'd be stuck with a weird problem to fix in the end.

Just gonna toe nail it in and slide the drip cap under that last little spot. And i'm gonna fix myself just to piss him off!
This is more $20 a hour than $30 a hour job anyways. Putting those little sofits in takes so long, one by one.


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The overhang on the gable end should have been open to the attic.Then you could have installed a vented soffit and ran the j channel for the siding up to it.Ventilating the attic in place of sealing it.Hard to tell from the angle of the pics what you have done.The overhang should never be insulated.It should have vents to work with a ridge vent or such to ventilate the attic space.
This area is seldom open to the attic in any meaningfull way any you want your venting to go from the soffet to the ridge to move heat away from the outside wall, open to the attic and vented would short cercuit the system like gable vents do.
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For $150 an hour you hire a contractor, for $30 you hire an employee and you are the boss. Sounds like the blind leading the blind or dumb and dumber.
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This area is seldom open to the attic in any meaningfull way any you want your venting to go from the soffet to the ridge to move heat away from the outside wall, open to the attic and vented would short cercuit the system like gable vents do.
Nealf course your correct.I explained it badly.We always run vented soffit on the eaves and finish the fascia and soffits on the gable ends to match.Still no reason to insualate an overhang on a gable.
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The reason is simple. That truss is part of the house so it is losing heat. You never thought of it before because of habit.
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No.I never thought of it before because I have been building homes for 40 years and have never seen it done that way.Your attic should be ventilated from the soffits on the eaves thru the top of the roof in some matter.Why insulate the overhang on the gable?
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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He will have thermal transfer whether he insulates it or not. Transfer will occur where the ceiling joist attaches to the roof deck, but it's his house and he can do as he pleases. Its just my opinion that, heat loss is the least of his worries.

Only way to reduce transfer is uncouple the interior and exterior of the house envelope.


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