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Rigid foam and rafter tails

Bbrown3381 | Posted in GBA Pro Help on

The attic is conditioned space due to foam spray on the underside of the roof deck. Foam also fills the void between top of wall and roof deck. So, when I install my exterior rigid foam should I stop at the top of the wall or cut out for rafter tails and continue the foam to the bottom of the roof deck.

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Either way will work. If you take the latter approach, the blocking between your rafters or trusses will have a higher R-value, and the rate of heat loss will be reduced.

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