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by • September 23, 2010 • Insulation & Air Sealing, RoofingComments (1)2657

Roof Top Rigid Foam -Taking Efficiency Through The Roof!

Over the last year I’ve really been working on how to get my houses to the next level of greater energy efficiency and this video will show you my latest secret.  We’re laying down a thick layer of rigid ISO foam boards on top of the roof here that we sourced from Hunter Panels in Houston, TX.  We are using their H-Shield NP product that is 1.5″ of foam bonded to 1/2″ OSB decking.  This will make a continuous blanket of R9.6 insulation on top of the roof plus the 5.5″ of open cell spray foam inside on the underside of the roof for a total foam R value of R28.6.  I really like that this foam on the roof will span over our 2×6 roof rafters and eliminate thermal bridging at the wood rafters.  I also want to mention that our roof is a silver “Galvalume” metal roof that acts as a radiant barrier.  I foresee very low cooling bills for this little farmhouse!  -Matt Risinger

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  • Great post Matt! As we move toward Zero Energy Capable Homes, technologies like this will be necessary. I am looking forward to using this product on a renovation soon.