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"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"#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…"
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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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!
Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems. The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable…
Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers have become a top choice for anyone looking for an alternative cooling solution from their home or office. In the past, evap cooler technology was limited for use in large operations that have easy…