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Roofs, Attics & Ceilings - Air Sealing/Insulation


Solution Center Guides


This guide describes IECC 2009 and ENERGY STAR Certified Homes insulation requirements.

This guide describes IECC 2012 and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home insulation requirements.

Guide describing how to air seal attic access panels, doors, and stairs to provide a continuous air barrier at the ceiling.

Guide describing a method for insulating an unvented attic by spraying foam insulation along the underside of the roof deck.

Guide providing information about constructing a roof with full insulation at the eaves, and insulating eaves in existing homes.

This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.

Guide describing application of a radiant barrier layer in the attic to block radiant heat transfer between hot surfaces and heat-absorbing surfaces.

Guide describing how to increase insulation in existing homes by installing batt insulation on the ceiling plane of a vented attic.

Guide describing how to add spray foam insulation to the underside of the existing roof deck.

Guide describing how to insulate a vented attic in an existing home using blown insulation added to the attic floor.

Guide describing options for designing/locating the thermal boundary in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to insulate and air seal dropped ceilings and soffits to prevent air leakage.

Guide describing how to conduct a home performance assessment before beginning retrofit projects in existing homes.

Guide with information about how to upgrade a garage ceiling when a portion of the interior of the house is located directly above the attached garage by adding insulation and air sealing.

Guide describing how to install insulation below attic platforms

This guide describes RESNET Grade 1 level installation of insulation in walls, attics, and floors.

Guide describing how to upgrade walls that separate the garage from the house by providing a continuous air control layer on the garage side of the wall and adding rigid foam insulation.

Guide outlining how to retrofit an exterior wall and/or attic to provide continuous air sealing.

Guide describing insulation techniques for skylight shaft walls.

Guide describing how to apply spray foam insulation to ceilings in existing homes.

Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented attic along the roof line.

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to separate the porch attic from the conditioned space. 

Guide describing an approach to re-roofing an existing flat roof to improve thermal, water, and air control performance.

Guide describing how to re-roof an existing home with a sloped roof.

Guide describing wind washing and how to prevent it.