Okay this is apparently an attempt to condition an attic space in a 130 year old home.
They put batting both faced and unfaced between the rafters with those having facing towards the living space.
The floor has insulation under the boards and they added heat vents into the space as well.
There are two windows at the gable ends plus. several roof vents(darn did not check if blocked). What should be my suggestion here for tearing down ,adding,removing what?
Bonus picture shows 2 heat flues against the insulation.
Had the sellers rep glued to my side arguing on every issue or would have removed more batting as they had sistered many rafters from a past fire but the guy even stuck like glue in the attic .
Thanks for the questions but I need answers Barry.
The insulation had a R38 rating.
Please bear in mind you are in Texas vs us Northern states.
To me this attic is not successfully conditioned nor vented.
Since it is not being used a living space and my purchase would remove the batting and insulate the heating vents but there are many guys here who specialize that can help me draw up a concept of how to complete the attempt .
Hoping for a few ideas here.
Batting should face the inside if the attic is warm and floor insulation removed I am thinking. Do not see how to add stud baffles as this is gable windows with no soffit vents . Help please.
At that age most likely Balloon , Bob keep it simple. Insulation installed wrong, recommend review and correction, framing burnt recommend review . If it is all covered more serous issue could be present.
Raise all the supply ventilation and add barrier insulation between and over ceiling joists. Use roxul as it is fire proof. Do not vapor any of the ceiling as older homes need to breath. As for the roof being that dark I agree it may have compromised the roof structure.
This is not an easy repair as it requires both Ventilation,Insulation and HVAC contractor to correct.