Anna Tursich
my house has a metal roof installed over asphalt shingles over plywood. part of the rear roof had a very flat pitch and was leaking. i hired a contractor to change the slope of that portion of the roof. he cut back into the steeper slope roof and framed (2 x 8) the roof to a 3:12 pitch and tied into the old fascia line. He installed the metal roofing directly over the framing. He had to cut back 8 feet on the lower edge of the old roof in order to acomodate the new framing. After I removed the old drywall ceiling and fiberglass insulation that had bee damaged by the old roof leaking this fall, I found heavy condensation every cold morning. This room is heated primarily by a wood stove, which I haven't fired up yet due to the lack of insulation and ceiling in across the first 8 feet of the room. The room is approximately 20 feet wide. Will the condensation continue to be a problem if a insulate and install the ceiling? If so, what are my alternatives? Would it help to drill holes in the old roof so that it can vent to the attic?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Ventilation requires intake and exhaust. This is necessary in your situation. Great source of venting info is at Also be sure to put a vapor barrier behind the ceiling when it goes up.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
The ceiling needs to be air tight as you should have, if you don't spray foam the roof, a vapor barrier installed as well.

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