How to best insulate a new truss roof?
I am going to build a new home in northern Idaho, zone 5. It will be a ranch house with walk out basement. Most of the house will have scissor trusses, 8/12 pitch upper and 4/12 pitch lower. With the exception of two shed dormers that will be stick framed. I originally thought of closed cell spray foaming the entire underside of the roof deck for an unvented attic space.
There will be a few areas which will most likely have 9' flat ceilings such as baths & closets.
Would this be the optimal approach as opposed to using batts and blown in on top of that and venting the attic?
How much of a difference between the two methods would it be if the foam proves to be too cost prohibitive?
Also the garage roof will be walled off from the main house under the roof line. That demising wall will be insulated how ever I do the main roof. The garage will be built with attic trusses for storage over the garage. The garage will probably be heated most of the time to be just above freezing unless we have work to do in the garage for shorter periods of time. For the garage ceiling I was thinking of 1" foam and 5/8" FC drywall under that and batts above for the ceiling area all around the outer perimeter of the storage area above. And then encapsulating the storage area with 1" foam, drywall and batts and then venting the garage part of the roof above the storage area. Does this sound workable?
Posted Mon, 02/24/2014 - 18:08
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