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Attic Room Insulation Question

Postby Thingfish » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:59 pm

Hi Folks

In the top of our house we have some rooms that I guess could be called attic rooms. They have sloping ceilings about 8 inches below the exterior roof tiles. I have no idea whether or how well insulated this roof area is or even how well insulated it can be. It is, I guess, at least potentially, loosing me loads of money in heating bills for roof birds.

Question is, how do I figure out what (if any) insulation is already in place there and what is the best way to go about insulating these areas.

I figure dropping the ceiling merely to find out what’s there is (hopefully) over the top.

Any Suggestions or advice?

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Postby eljaybee » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:35 am

With some roof you can get into the area down by the eaves and then it's a case of getting your hand if you can into the space of the sloping area. The only other way is a Surveyor with an endoscope (you know the long thin cameras similar to those the hospital stick down peoples throats). Otherwise then it's creating a hole in the boarding to look through.
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Postby InsulationBloke » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:44 pm

you could line it with a insulated plasterboard, save you ripping it down and would only add to any insulation behind the board.

The equipment needed to see behind is a boroScope, as Usedto be an Insulation inspector.

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