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Green Basics

Roofs: Attics, Structure, Claddings

Roofs Keep Weather Out and Conditioned Air In

ABOUT ROOFS

Green homes have roofs that are durable and energy efficient

Choose roofing products that are manufactured with minimal environmental impact. A roof’s performance and longevity are affected not only by the choice of roofing material, but also by all of the other materials in the roof assembly and the care with which they are assembled.

There are a number of structural options: Structural insulated panels (SIPs) combine insulation and structure and are often combined with timber framing to produce beautiful living spaces. Trusses and framing with engineered wood are far more common and less expensive.

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2 Comments

  1. Craig Hassell | | #1

    Link Issues
    The link to "Attic Decisions" is not working on this page.

  2. User avater GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Response to Craig Hassell
    Craig,
    Thanks for letting us know. We have a glitch, unfortunately. Working on fixing it.

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