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An Attic Conversion 2020-01-09
Our client asked us to evaluate the existing condition of the attic in a recently purchased lake cottage they intend to make their retirement home.
When we looked at the existing attic we found a space that served as a storage area. Extra storage has value until your heating bill cost more than that space is worth as storage.
So, here is what we found:
2 x 6 joist with fiberglass batt insulation between and covered with sheathing.
Uninsulated heating supply and return air ducts
Gable vents at each gable end
Several soffit vents at each eave
And here is what we recommended:
Ductwork is wrapped with a metalized jacket insulation
Example of insulation rafter baffles