Is there any way to reduce heat loss through roof?

AngelaBrown1September 8, 2011

Can anyone suggest a good way to reduce heat loss through roof?

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Seal penetrations from top floor to space above. Add insulation.

Do you have an attic or access space above highest ceiling?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 7:56AM
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Insulation and air leak sealing. Where is the building envelope, the ceiling or the roof, or are both the same thing?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 2:36PM
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Angela, I just found two excellent articles on this topic since I discovered our builder had not put the noncombustible firestop nor fire-rated sealant around our masonry heater chimney where it passes thru the attic.

The first article is "Sealing an air leak next to a chimney (by Charles Miller)." The next article covers all about air leaks in the entire home: Home Remedies for Energy Nosebleeds (by Bruce Harley)." Both are from the Fine Home Building mag. Google.

Am now planning to construct a simple 'catwalk' around the chimney, so I can manage the repair. Not an easy task, as there are two layers of 6" fiberglass batts in the attic.

Hope your attic is accessible.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 1:19PM
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