Posted on November 9, 2015 by Scott Gibson
in Q&A Spotlight
If only Kevin Hoene's choices for a new roof boiled down to a choice between an EPDM membrane and metal, his life would probably seem a whole lot simpler.
But Hoene, building a new home in Illinois and on the boundary between Climate Zones 4 and 5, will soon be weighing the pros and cons not only of different roof coverings, but also of what type of insulation to use, whether it should go above or below the roof sheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen.
, and whether the roof should be vented or unvented. In other words, nothing seems off the table.