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How to fix problem with an excessively hot room

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 20, 2015 01:00 AM
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Our house was built in 1951 in Oakland, CA. It originally had a detached garage. Some time later, the breezeway between the garage and the house was covered to create another room. The ceiling inside is a cathedral ceiling but has no insulation. In the summer it gets REALLY hot in that room. Here is a photo fo the ceiling: http://capgrabr.com/_1f5f86e01bad5e2ad73bfbeeb7b7d494 The room is about 15' x 20'. We are looking at two options. 1) Lowering the internal ceiling, insulating with batt insulation and then covering the drywall with wood paneling to keep the look and feel of the room. 2) Putting rigid insulation on the roof and reroofing, knowing that the roof will need to be raised up some about (5 inches?). Any advice on which would bet better and/or cheaper? I don't know what I don't know so any input is appreciated. FWIW, we will be hiring someone to do the work. Thanks!




 

 

Our house was built in 1951 in Oakland, CA. It originally had a detached garage. Some time later, the breezeway between the garage and the house was covered to create another room. The ceiling inside is a cathedral ceiling but has no insulation. In the summer it gets REALLY hot in that room. Here is a photo fo the ceiling: http://capgrabr.com/_1f5f86e01bad5e2ad73bfbeeb7b7d494 The room is about 15' x 20'. We are looking at two options. 1) Lowering the internal ceiling, insulating with batt insulation and then covering the drywall with wood paneling to keep the look and feel of the room. 2) Putting rigid insulation on the roof and reroofing, knowing that the roof will need to be raised up some about (5 inches?). Any advice on which would bet better and/or cheaper? I don't know what I don't know so any input is appreciated. FWIW, we will be hiring someone to do the work. Thanks!

Okay, lets consider something important. Do we want to cover up all that nice wood and change the look?If that's the case and you don't care about the vaulted ceiling...


 

 

 
 
 

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