The one good thing it has going for it is the board roof sheathing which is more durable when exposed to moisture.
Attic didnt have baffles do we need them.
Attic baffles stop blown in insulation from blocking fresh air entering your attic from soffits.
Your house has laster for 100 years and has most likely done fine without them.
Rather than baffle you with too much information here s why you need attic baffles.
Measure the distance between your rafters and purchase enough rafter vent baffles to install one over each soffit vent.
The baffles if you need them if the insulation s going to be shoved in there to where it doesn t leave any space then yes.
If you go up into your attic look for baffles between rafters.
Baffles are a critical component to our attic insulation process that provides multiple benefits to a difficult construction aspect.
Without baffles you must keep vents clear of insulation which means.
Warm air in your home rises ultimately reaching your attic.
Even that i wouldn t even take it for free you don t need it.
Don t be baffled by baffles.
For that reason you should check your baffles yearly for damage replacing any damaged baffles as you find them.
Keep in mind not all rafter need baffles just those with intake vents at the soffit.
Cut at least two 24 inch squares of inch plywood to use as seat boards when crawling out into the attic.
You need all 3 components soffit vent and baffles for good air flow.
Check your attic for baffles.
They come in several widths so purchase the baffle that fits between your rafters.
Installing baffles from a soffit vent and up the rafter bay allows you to insulate every available inch of attic floor space.
Make sure the baffles keep it from butting up against the rafter bays.
This can cause all sorts of problems from mold to decay.
If you don t need them and they placed the insulation properly and don t close off your soft advance depending a lot on the pitch of the roof then you won t need them.
If you don t have baffles installed check your intake vents for any type of blockage for insulation or debris.
When you have insulation without ventilation though humidity and moisture can build up.
3 points 5 years ago.