Moisture in Attic

Old 02-08-01, 03:45 PM
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I have a 2 story house about 5 years old. I'm having a problem with a wet roof where the upstairs ceilings follow the roof line. There is insulation between the raffters that fills the area between the roof and the ceilings. I'm guessing it's because no air can move next to the roof? Is this the case? And what can I do to fix it? Thanks for the help.
Old 02-08-01, 11:41 PM
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You're right -- without an airspace between the insulation and the roof sheathing, you'll have moisture problems. Needs to be a 1" airspace. Now to get it there. If you can access the area from the attic, it may be doable. Might have an insulation contractor (or 2, or 3) come take a look at it, and listen to any suggestions they have about how to go about it. It may be that you'll have to redo the roof in this area to be able to achieve the airspace. Let us know what the contractors come up with.

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