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Guides A-Z

This guide provides information about installing Insulating sheathing above the roof deck on existing homes. This retrofit assembly is appropriate for homes with conditioned attics or where the retrofit is intended to create a conditioned attic.

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

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

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 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 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 with details about how to provide a continuous water control layer across the roof assembly by sealing all roof penetrations in existing homes.

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 how to install and properly integrate flashing at the intersection of an existing wall and an existing intersecting roof