Tag Archives: Insulation

Insulation R value details for Lot 2 Robin

You will notice in the photo above that this Robin has tar paper over the sheathing.  This is because we have used two inches closed cell spray foam on the interior of the walls.  We then added batt insulation to bring the insulation R value to R-21 in the walls.  The spray foam inside the...
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New Homes are less expensive to maintain

The National Association of Home Builders publishes a blog entitled Eye on Housing.  A recent post by Robert Dietz states: "April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses. Data from the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) offer proof....
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Insulation: FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS and AIR BARRIERS

INSULATION - FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS and AIR BARRIERS The areas between the floor joists are filled with batt insulation and the entire subfloor area is covered with a radiant air barrier.  This radiant air barrier provides protection from air wash which can reduce the effectiveness of the insulation. The radiant barrier also reflects any radiant heat...
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