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Old 08-23-2014, 12:03 PM  
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Default Insulating the roof edge?

What is the point of putting sofits here? wouldn't it be better to fill it with insulation?

I think they call this part of the roof , the roof ladder or the rake?


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That is the rake edge and I've never seen it insulated.


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Insolation is for between warm and cold so there would be no benafit, vented soffit is what is used there.
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Correct me if I'm wrong Neal, but isn't the outside rafter called the "Fly Rafter" on the rake edge like that?
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How much overhang do you have on the rake edge jungle? there should be a constant 1/2" running top to bottom past your drip edge on the side.
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Looking at the picture I'm wondering if there is a rake fascia board with a drip edge on there. These are installed before the roof shingles. The rake soffit doesn't need to be vented.
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Yup there is some overhang shingle there. Not finished this area yet, i guess i need to rent a 30ft ladder. It's probably better to put insulation like roxual that does not rot. It should keep cold out of that space that will transfer to the house, corners are always transfer spots.
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Well there is firt for anything.
I don`t see a fascia on the rake, how will hide the edge of the soffet.
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Again....looking at the picture, it looks like you shingled the roof before you trimmed it out. No trim or drip edge on the rake or eaves. That's not good.
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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.


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