RIP off 7 year 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....

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With cathedral ceilings, is there room for spray foam or rigid foam board under the tongue and groove, and then covered by sheetrock?

A roofer gives you only solutions that a roofer provides; a white roof will be cooler but still hot on hot days and still no insulation. Try talking to an insulation or general contractor.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:25PM
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