High Performance Attic
The Building Envelope: Part 4
The attic space of your home is a place most people who live theremay never see, however, the performance of this space is very important.
Raised Heel Trusses - By raising the heel of the truss at the
exterior wall you allow for the insulation to go to that area at
full height and maximum R value.
TechShield Radiant Barrier - Improve you homes efficiency by
protecting from moisture & creating a barrier against the heat
from the sun.
The major things we need to pay attention to are these:
Ventilation - You need the proper amount of intake & outlet
space both in your soffit and roof ridge to create the chimney
effect to remove hot air in the summer to aid your efforts to
cool your home.
Insulation - We recommend a minimum of R-40 in this space.
Learn more about this from our video interviews.