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  1. #1
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    Default Help! My home has no roof insulation!

    I have a ranch-style house built in the 1960's that doesn't have an attic, and has no roof insulation. It's tongue-in-grove wood, then a 3/4 inch felt pad, then decking, then shingles. (Our house is essentially a picnic shelter, with exterior and interior walls.) Unfortunately, our heating/cooling bills are very high. We have replaced the original windows with nice Pellas, but I'm confident that our ceiling/roof is the reason our house can't be cooled in the summer, and can't be warmed in the winter. Any suggestions on repair/replace? We live in WV, and need help ASAP. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Help! My home has no roof insulation!

    Are the rafters exposed inside the house? if so you can insulate them and then sheetrock.
    HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

    Oklahoma City, OK

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Help! My home has no roof insulation!

    cjsand, my wife (and I) have considered the sheetrock, but both want to preserve the T & G ceiling. So, I guess our only alternative is to build up. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

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    Default Re: Help! My home has no roof insulation!

    Yep --- this is not unusall for homes with cathederal types of roof/ceiling.
    Use a build up of rigid foam insulation on the exterior side of the roof.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

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