By Henri de Marne
Q. About 6 or 7 years ago I added another new layer of insulation in my attic. The good news is that my oil usage went down by several hundred gallons a year. The bad news is I've been getting ice dams ever since and just discovered that some of the vertical trim boards along the edge of the roof are rotting.
Q. About six or seven years ago I added another new layer of insulation in my attic. The good news is that my oil usage went down by several hundred gallons a year. The bad news is I've been getting ice dams ever since and just discovered that some of the vertical trim boards along the edge of the roof are rotting.
I’m assuming that the reason for the rot is due to not enough, but some heat still escaping through the attic resulting in the ice and that it must be melting into the boards and rotting them out. The edges of the roof, which was replaced about 10 years ago, have edge vents. To ultimately solve this problem what do you suggest? One thought I have had is to pull the insulation back from the edges of the attic leaving a bigger gap at the edges.
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