Does the rug match the drapes?
I’m in the process of making decisions for our new build. We live in West Virginia (zone 4). My last project was in Wyoming 12 years ago. This milder climate is a blessing, but technology, efficiencies, and internet sharing have overwhelmed me with the possibilities. Like everyone, I am weighing cost verses long term savings. We are on a tight budget, but I still would like the smartest/greenest home possible.
Right now, we are planning a 1400′ slab on grade with hydronic radiant in the floor. I’m thinking 2×4 walls with bats and continuous external insulation outside of OSB. And then closed cell foam at the roof. Does it make sense to have the thermal break on the walls, but not the roof? Thanks in advance for any advice or direction.