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insulation/ cathedral ceiling and attic

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07-31-04, 07:12 AM   #1  
insulation/ cathedral ceiling and attic

Our house is 40 x 40. We had our roof redone w/ continuous soffit and ridge vents. We installed those pink things for air flow, and r30 paper ( on the inside ) to the second floor which is unfinished. It's still an attic/ not heated.

On both sides we get ice dams. What can one add at the edge of the roofline to block the cold air from coming in and the warm air from causing ice dams. Can you cut foam 1 In thick and foam around it. Do they make things for that.
I know in the attic area we need more insulation. We have blown, and added some batts over it/ not faced.

Also the contractor put the skylights between several rafters. So the continuous flow isn't there . What should we do there? I left some space.


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07-31-04, 12:10 PM   #2  
If you have ice dams all the time might try and put up some Thermwire Melt up there on the roof edge. Check out Chromalox hereon the web they also have one called Safe-t-Melt wire for ice and snow.


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