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Old 10/9/12, 7:34 AM
Ronald O. Moore, HI01100030 Ronald O. Moore, HI01100030 is offline
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this may be a stupid question but, when there is blown fiberglass insulation on cathedral ceiling is it still over insulated ?
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Old 10/9/12, 8:38 AM
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Default Re: cathedral ceiling

The insulation value (rating) is important, but more so is the provision of adequate ventilation if there's a roof above.

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Old 10/9/12, 10:16 AM
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I would say no if there is enough room over the insulation for adequate ventilation. They blow them in here and they are never an issue. The roof pitch is 6-8/12 and the interior slope is 2 1/2/12. Lots of room.

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Old 10/14/12, 1:44 PM
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Default Re: cathedral ceiling

was what i was thinking, did mention a little room between where the one side of the ceiling meets the roof. was packed in there tight.
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