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Hot roof in a cold climate?
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Hey Home Energy Pro's!Tim Reynolds here in Des Moines Iowa, I have been able to work with a group here that is trying out a hot roof system in a remodel. Now I can get behind the air sealing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Feb 26.

 

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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"I got to say Bud has nailed most of it BUT... in a cold climate a hot roof is still a great option especially for those with cut up roofs, or ones where you cant get full depth out to the edge of the wall sheathing, or you want a higher…"
Feb 26
Bud Poll replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"All openings that allow a fire to spread need to be sealed with a fire rated product.  Large bypasses are of course a priority.  One of the issues with a hot roof is the conditioning of the resulting space.  Often they are called…"
Feb 26
Tim Reynolds replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"Thanks Bud!! I think having the foam guys back will ultimately be the best solution. What are your thoughts about sealing the attic floor? Thanks -Tim"
Feb 26
Bud Poll replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"It isn't going to be easy to fix this, problems as Sean noted.  I see two approaches. 1.  Bring the spray foam contractors back and double what they installed and as Sean stated cover the rafters completely.  Check local codes to…"
Feb 26
Tim Reynolds replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"Hey Sean, Thanks for the response!  I was called into this project after the fact to touch up leaks from SP Foam contractors.  1. Kind of what I was thinking 2. R-36/ R-42 would be reasonable, but I feel R-22 is too low for our…"
Feb 26
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"#1 - it is not a properly done hot roof, the sheathing should have all been sprayed / covered & even the joists #2 - truthfully you can get less than code minimums when done right, but you should have at least 6" total or at least a 36…"
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Hot roof in a cold climate?

Hey Home Energy Pro's!Tim Reynolds here in Des Moines Iowa, I have been able to work with a group here that is trying out a hot roof system in a remodel. Now I can get behind the air sealing properties and understand that the foam has a high r value per inch, but there are a few problems that I am concerned about. 1. The SP-Foam contractors didn't completely seal the roof decking, thermal bridging is occurring and some wicked ice dams have been created.2. From what I understand here in Iowa we…See More
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At 8:22am on August 10, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tim,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to add your location on our Member Map.

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