26 Nov '11, 12am

insulating a cathedral ceiling #green

I am trying to find an effective way to insulate a cathedral ceiling (with collar ties) in zone 5 south of Chicago. I have read many of the postings and have gathered much information, but am still hesitant due to the moisture drying to one side issue. What I have is 2x6 rafterson a 4/12. I am doing a complete remodel and plan on removing the existing drywall and insulation, I want to verify the existence (or not) of ventilation chutes from eave to ridge. I will be performing all of the work interior so as not to incur the expense of a new roof. I am going to pitch my thoughts and would welcome any feedback. Once I have opened up the ceiling from the interior my thoughts were to apply 1by strips to the rafters against the roof decking to allow for some type of vent chute application up to the eave. Next, I thought I would strip out the underside of the rafter using 2x4 on ...

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