I have a condensation problem on the inside of my garage roof. I noticed it in November, lots of condensation forming on the roof but only at the back half of the garage which is slowly being converted into a utility room. This hasn’t been a problem before, my only thought was maybe the tumble dryer was causing the problem as it is also located in the same area. I decided to buy some foam insulation at 75mm thickness as the void between the wooden beams and the garage roof was roughly 150mm therefore I knew using 75mm would leave another 75mm air gap between the insulation and roof. I did the job using foil tape to seal all joints and even spray foam in small gaps but make everything as air tight as possible.
Today I decided to check the roof, running along side the garage is a full length passage way that has the same flat roof as the garage and I didn’t insulate this part as I wanted to inspect the garage roof over the utility room for more condensation. To my horror it is probably worse now. Water drops are dropping onto the foil back foam insulation with more condensation forming on the roof. It’s also so cold in there at the moment that some of the water is turning to ice. I can only assume one of two things is the reason. 1.) I need to also insulate the passage way too or 2.) some how the tumble dryer is still managing to penetrate through the insulation and create condensation. I’m slightly at a loss here. I’m not a great DIYer but will do what I can to sort this issue if anyone has any ideas?