This is a question that I've been seeking a solution to for some time. It's also my first post....I hope someone can help.
I have a 1924 bungalow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (i.e. cold winters and sometimes hot summers). It has a walk up attic, but the peak height for standing is 5'6". It has two dormers with windows, no soffet vents, and a powered attic vent. The floor is tongue and groove douglas fir and I believe there is insulation under the floor.
The temperature does fluctuate a lot because of the new roof. I remodeled my basement several years ago and lost a lot of storage. So, I would like to use the attic for more storage, but I don't want to insulate the floor because of the low height.
Can I insulate the rafters? I have read in another post about using a styrofoam piece between the rafters to allow for air flow. I don't have soffet vents, so will I need to add some? I am hesistant to do that because I have stained beadboard outside, but I am more interested in usable storage and willing to do what is necessary.
Sorry, for the long post, but I wanted to give you as much info as I could.
Thanks for the help,