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Building roofs or ceilings where ventilation is difficult, not feasible, not wanted

  • HOT ROOF DESIGNS: UN-VENTED ROOF SOLUTIONS - CONTENTS: Un-Vented Roof Solutions: how to avoid condensation, leaks, attic mold, insulation mold, & structural damage to roof framing when roof venting is not possible. Hot roof designs: suggestions for un-vented or hard-to-vent building roof cavities. How to detect roof venting deficiencies, attic insulation defects, and attic condensation problems
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Solutions for roofs or ceilings that are hard to vent: hot roof designs, aka dense-packed insulated sloped roofs:

Data & design suggestions for hot roof designs or for providing roof and ceiling ventilation, and we describe roof & roof insulation or venting system inspection methods and clues to detect roof venting deficiencies, insulation defects, and attic condensation, mold, or structural damage problems in buildings covered by an un-vented or hot roof or hard-to-vent roof design.



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Design Suggestions for Unvented “Hot” Roof Designs Where Venting is Difficult

As explained in Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction, chapter on BEST ROOFING PRACTICES and as discussed
at COOLING LOAD REDUCTION by ROOF VENTS,

In cathedral ceiling configurations where it is difficult to provide ventilation, some builders have eliminated the vent space, relying instead on careful sealing of the ceiling plane to prevent moisture problems. While experts concede that this should work in theory, most caution that it is difficult to build a truly airtight ceiling assembly.

Also, cathedral ceilings are slow to dry out if moisture problems do occur, whether from condensation or roofing leaks. If a hot roof is the only option for a section of roof, take the following precautions:

-- Adapted with permission from Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction.

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