flat roof

Old 01-20-01, 04:28 PM
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Hi. I just bought a 40 year old house with a flat roof. Inside, the ceilings are the beams and tongue and groove. I have a couple questions. How do I find out if there is any insulation in the roof or room to blow some in? It doesn't look like there is any room for any. I was told by a friend that it would be better to try to have a tapered insulation board installed on the roof and then have some sort of roofing put over that, as opposed to putting in ceilings and insulation on the inside (and then I'd have to cover up the beams and tongue and groove which looks nice.) They said that would be more effective for the long haul against leaking. The roof had some major repairs last year, but i don't know if the majority of the roof is 40 years old or what. The tenents said it hasn't leaked at all since they pulled out a rather large skylight last year and replaced it with wood. I guess I need a roofer.
Old 01-25-01, 05:49 PM
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flat roof and insulation

I suggest a professional contractor to look at your problem.
If you need to install an insulation on the exterior
it would be difficult for a home owner to take it on them selves.
Besure to get 2 or 3 estimates before tackling this problem.It sounds like the inside is real nice.I like the look of toung and groove boards and exsposed beams.

Good luck!

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