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Exposing wooden roof structure in condo building

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Posted by: from Montreal
4/11/2017 at 1:15:12 PM

I live on the last floor of an old condo building in Old Montreal. Is it ok to remove the dry wall and expose the wooden roof structure? If so, is it ok to remove the foam insulation?

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Date/Time4/11/2017 at 3:09:15 PM

If this is something you feel comfortable doing, and if you have done this before, go for it. Removing the drywall is the easy part, you'll have vapour barrier, and then the insulation. It will be very messy. There are people equipped for jobs like this. But I would just be cautious if you decide to tackle it yourself. Maybe have a mask and hard hat. You never know.

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Date/Time4/11/2017 at 3:50:34 PM

Hi Sherif

I think you should maybe check with your condo

board, before you remove any drywall on the ceiling or perimeter walls. This may be a fire regulation and probably not allowed to be removed. Also it could be in violation of your own Fire Insurance. There are certain

Fire retardant clear liquids that can be applied ( sprayed or brushed on ) to open wood framing material. ( It's applied often in restaurant construction )

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Frank from Dorval Roofing in Dorval
Date/Time4/12/2017 at 3:32:10 PM

I don't recommend doing this on your own if you don't have the experience. I do recommend contacting an insulation specialist. That's my best recommendation.

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