unvented attic

All About Attic Venting

Posted on January 30,2015 by user-756436 in attic moisture

Most homeowners and builders believe that attics should be vented. If you walk down to your local lumberyard and lean on the counter, the employees and nearby customers will offer a variety of opinions about why attics need to be vented. Unfortunately, it’s highly unlikely that the statements you hear will be true.

Spray Foam Insulation Does Not Work with All HVAC Systems

Posted on January 30,2015 by ab3 in atmospheric combustion

Earlier this year I got a question about a home that had spray foam insulation in the attic. There's nothing unusual about that. A lot of builders and homeowners are going with spray foam insulation because of the airtightness benefits. But then the questioner mentioned that the spray foam contractor had intentionally left big holes to the outside by not sealing the gable vents.

Pondering an Attic Conversion

Posted on January 30,2015 by ScottG in attic vent

Rob Graff is getting a new roof, and with it an opportunity to turn his vented attic into an insulated, conditioned space. But he’s also got some concerns.

Attic Insulation Upgrades

Posted on January 30,2015 by Mike_Maines in conditioned attic

Two projects my company is currently working on involve a common problem: not enough insulation in the attic. Both homes are old; one dates from 1860, the other from 1705. In both cases we initially recommended insulating the rafter bays. In both cases, however, we were not able to get over homeowner biases against heating “storage spaces,” and instead opted for insulating the attic floor.

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