Asked on Dec 21, 2012
How to remove insulation from rafters in room over garage
I have a room over garage, where they builder has installed insulation incorrectly. My first step is trying to figure out, how to remove what's there. The insulation is in the slanted part of the ceiling/roof, between the roof/rafters/ceiling/drywall. I have access at bottom behind the knee wall, and access from above in the attic area. It's paper backed and was stapled in. I've tried to remove it, but it just very tightly packed in there, plus glued to the paper, very difficult to get it out. Other than removing my drywall/ceiling, any ideas? I'd like to put in the baffles(Proper vent), and insulation, not sure how to do this in such a confined space. The builder put in soffit vents, and a power attic/roof fan, but the air can not get from the soffit vent, to the roof fan; hence, this is why I want to do this. This room gets very hot in summer as compared to the rest of the house. I'm sure this is a major contributor.