hot roof/no insulation

belladomJuly 10, 2013

I have a 50s triplex near the beach with cathedral ceilings of tongue and groove, topped by 3/4 inch plywood and torch applied modified bitamen (asphalt) roof. That's it... No insulation, no attic. I'm told 2 options by roofers, apply Title 21 white reflective coating, or rip off the roof and start all over again adding insulation. The middle unit is especially hot as there is no cross breeze; there are skylights, double pane acrylic which don't help and don't open. Any suggestions.... Or should I just get the multi split AC unit ..?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Can you insulate the inside ceiling and then apply a new material to finish it? Parents did that with a cathedral ceiling they had in a rental property.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 2:56PM
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edlincoln

I like the white coating. Very efficient option. Can you have the skylight modified so it can be opened? Heat rises.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 11:27AM
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