Guest User
5/10/2006
I CURRENTLY HAVE A DEN WHICH GETS VERY HOT IN THE SUMMER. THE ROOM WAS BUILT 20 YEARS AGO, BUT THE ROOF WAS NEVER VENTILATED SO THAT THE HEAT COLLECTS IN THE ROOF AREA AND STAYS THERE. I AM THINKING ABOUT HAVING A METAL ROOF PUT OVER THE ASPHALT ROOF USING 2 X 4 "S FOR FURRING STRIPS. THIS WOULD LEAVE A AIR SPACE FOR VENTILATION.DO YOU THINK THIS WOULD SOLVE MY PROBLEM SO THAT THE DEN WOULD BE COOLER OR SHOULD I USE SOME TYPE OF INSULATION. THANK YOU.
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
5/11/2006
I assume it was an add on against the existing building. Certainly it is a requirement of the building code to hav ventilation between the insulation and the roof covering. It does require 1" of vertical free vented air. If you are thinking of a vertical rib metal then you must strap the roof vertically first and then horizontally to get tyhe movement. Ventilate the eave and ridge using a profile mesh. Choose a good quality finish in a lighter colour preferrably energy star rated for best results.
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