What is the best approach to insulating an enclosed attic re-model?
I have read many of the posts about creating an enclosed attic space but they have mostly spoken about new construction. We are considering spray foam and have been quoted 5.5 inches of open cell to an R-20. Most of our HVAC equipment and ducting is in the attic spaces hence one of the reasons for enclosing. With a 1950's block and stucco wall and windows home, what should I try to achieve in terms of attic insulation for an enclosed attic space? Still want to be able to use the space for storage. Want an attic space that will improve performance but not over-perform given the rest of our low tech house. Doesn't seem to make good economic sense. This house is in Zone 4 (Northern Virginia). This home has a standing seam metal roof. Thanks
Posted Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:35
Other Questions in Energy efficiency and durability