Wind mitigation, Cannot see a roof to wall connection

I was in an attic yesterday and the insulation was blown in almost to the ceiling out at the roof-to-wall connection area. The roof had a low pitch. what is your method to access and view of the area or do you just mark ( G. Unknown or unidentified) on the form?

Small leaf blower ;)?

I see a couple of issues. First, I don’t see a strap or a clip. Typically they come up about where that rafter plate is. Can it be seen from the outside?

The next, while sorta unrelated is that there is blocking at the ends of the rafters. How is this roof vented? Find one that’s open to the soffit, there may be no insulation there.

How old is this home? It has clips between the sheathing, so probably built after 91 or so.

Finally, do your best. Get a broom in there or even just a collapsible pole. You just need to see how it’s attached.

Every wind mit I’ve done has been open to the soffits and there’s never any blown insulation there.

You can carry a small telescoping device or even your folding wood measuring stick to move the insulation at the RTW connection. I carry a painter’s pole in the van, if I need it I get it and move the obstruction and can also attach the camera it (but the zoom is usually good enough).

Look around the attic, often things up there can be used to extend your reach to nudge a pile of loose fill out if the way.

Now stapled fiberglass batts at the eave present a different problem…

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That’s kinda hard to believe. A large number of them in my area have been insulated over the tops of the connectors. Even worse on older homes with retrofit blown-in insulation.

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It’s a disservice to mark unknown unless there is absolutely no way to verify, or no access. I’ve only had to do that a couple times.
If marked unknown, insurance will charge them the max

Thanks Daniel!

I guess I should have been more clear. Any that I’ve done that had blown-in insulation was “blown out” by wind coming from the soffits.

Plenty with batt insulation have been stuffed over the connectors. In fact one I did this afternoon was just that. I had to use my 4 foot level to expose the fact that there were toe nails. I was hoping they had straps as these poor people got whacked in insurance costs. Tower Hill raised their insurance from $2300 to over 6k. They switched to AAA and was requested they get the wind mit.

Most of the ones I do with blown in look about like this:

Of course the baffles are usually all over the place too.