Question(s): Is this suggestion a good one? Does having insulation in the roof rafters help? Would I be wasting my time pulling out the R11 & placing it on the attic floor?
It was suggested by a roof installer to remove the R11 insulation that is installed in my roof rafters (not floor) of my attic and add it to the existing insulation in the floor of my attic for better insulation of the house.
They stated that all the insulation in my rafters does is "cook the shingles". There are a good number of the insulation "strips" falling out of the rafters and being held in place. I have vents on both ends of the peak & 2 within the roof itself. I have pineboard under the shingles and I will need to replace the roof on my house in the next couple years.
My primary purpose of my attic is for storage and my furnace.