Opening Up Attic with Tin Roof

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Old 12-10-06, 07:57 AM
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Greetings all, first time posting and glad we found your forum! We have just bought a farmhouse built in 1880 with tin roof. We would like to open up the attic area to make a living space, and are wondering how you seal the space properly? The tin roof sits directly on wood beams, and there are so many cracks and spaces like in a typical attic. What methods/procedures do you use to make sure the space is insulated and not having all your warm air leaking out all of the spaces, around the chimney, etc, without covering up the charm of the beams and exposed tin? I have seen this in a photo online in a renovated house, so I know it is possible...thank you for your help!
 
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Opening Up Attic with Tin Roof

If the tin is exposed, you will lose a lot of heat unless to insulate the exterior and re-roof.

Before you do anything, make sure the floor has the load capacity AND it will not be bouncy. Removing anything attached to the "beams" that may be providing support or bracing.

Best to hire an engineer before doing much.

Dick
 
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Thank you for your advice!

I will check it out thoroughly.
 
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