Insulation Question

We have damp patches on ceilings since having roof insulated. often damp smell in the house for years before the roof insulation. poss condensation, which tradesmen should we contact for advice? hythe

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Best Answer

You havent said wether its a flat or pitched roof.
It could be many things, but sounds like lack of air flow, in roof space.
If its a flat roof and has been filled with insulation that would be the problem, lack of ventilation.
Best really to get a builder/roofer out to properly diagnose.
Try placing your job on this site, under Post a Job.

Answered 2nd May 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

i agree with BJD sounds like no air flow through the roof space the answer is to get some air vents fitted.

Answered 3rd May 2011

P.R & C

Member since 4 Nov 2010

Pitched roof then get a roofer in to fit some Tile/Slate vetns to the roof so there is some air flow in the roof space? have them fitted on all sides, low and a couple high. The guys above are right, quite a common problem now with roofs being double insulated, the eves vents get covered, in older buildings they used to leave a small gap around the soffits to allow air flow, but now they are blocked up?
That should sort it out?
O yea the smell for years could be the C/heating? warm air rising and when it hits the top ceilings, warms the plaster and causes damp patches, this could happen even in a ventilated roof space? hot meeting cold = moisture? insulation required above the ceiling, that done, now ventilation. That will sort it out.

Answered 17th May 2011

Pimco, property improvement and maintenance co.

Member since 30 Jul 2008

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