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anyone have a good detail for insulating a knee wall?

mike keesee | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

anyone have a good detail for insulating a knee wall?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Mike,
    The same principles used for insulating any wall apply to kneewalls. A frequent error: builders sometimes forget to include an air barrier on the back side of a kneewall insulated with fiberglass batts. That won't work.

    The Energy Star Homes program requires insulation installed in kneewalls to be surrounded with a six-sided air barrier.

  2. mike keesee | | #2

    thanks. That's what we thought....

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