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Is there any way to reduce heat loss through roof?

Posted by AngelaBrown1 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 11 at 7:33

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


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RE: Is there any way to reduce heat loss through roof?

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

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


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RE: Is there any way to reduce heat loss through roof?

Insulation and air leak sealing. Where is the building envelope, the ceiling or the roof, or are both the same thing?


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RE: Is there any way to reduce heat loss through roof?

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.


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