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Best Practice for Retrofit Insulation on Modern Knee Walls in Attics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Freeman Jul 6. 9 Replies

I'm wondering what folks are doing to add air-sealing and insulation to knee walls in modern attics. Methods I think of with questions/concerns are:1. Foam it    a- very expensive2. Batts in cavities…Continue

Tags: fsk, foam, board, bibbs, practices

What were R-value requirements of various code versions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Newmark Jan 5. 8 Replies

I'm trying to figure out what level of attic, wall, basement wall insulation levels were required by the different code versions over the years. If you know of a table of this type of info I would…Continue

Tags: insulation, code, r-value

 

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Dan Phillips replied to Martin Newmark's discussion Best Practice for Retrofit Insulation on Modern Knee Walls in Attics
"It is important to also remember the key junctures where the top of the kneewall meets the roof, and where the bottom of the kneewall meets the floor/ceiling.  Getting an air barrier installed at those two details isn't always done well.…"
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3 Birds Insulation
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Contractor: insulation, Contractor: HVAC, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Home Inspector (real-estate transactions)
Professional Certification
ASHI, BPI
Professional Interests
Curbing climate change.
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http://3birdsinsulation.com

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