Those pesky cathedral areas are hard to get to code. We have the options you need covered. By combining spray foam, fiberglass batt materials this home is better off than many other homes. Comfort is key!
By spray foaming the envelope, these homeowners made the right choice! We added more R Value by adding fiberglass batts over the finished product!
You may or may not know, the ceiling slants are a big issue in the comfort game, if just fiberglass batts, air can move through them, which reduces the R value greatly. Along with the finished area being so close to the roof, solar gain in the summer is very strong... by using spray foam insulation we stopped air movement and solar gain all in one shot!!!
We cannot get enough of showing off our work! Here is another view of the ceiling slants and walls!
This knee wall will be a conditioned space. This means it will be the same temperature as the inside of the home. Most homes are planned with this knee wall attic being outside of the thermal boundary.. (meaning it is boiling hot in the summer, freezing cold in the winter). When you leave these areas outside of the thermal boundary, the 3.5 inch wall stud is the only place that has 3.5 inches of fiberglass batts... this is not nearly enough, usually these areas are vented as well, with this b=venting comes air movement, that air drives through your fiberglass batts!! Our method is much better for energy use, and most importantly comfort for you and your family!!!
Shepherd's Insulation knows spray foam, we back up every product we use.. and we have been doing insulation since 1966... as time ticks, materials and methods change.. we are always in the loop, and keep our products and methods up to date!
Some budgets are tight, these homeowner opted for the advantages of spray foam, and fiberglass batts. By doing a "flash and batt" they get the air sealing and structual advantages of using spray foam insulation and extra R Value of fiberglass.
Shepherd's Insulation can help you make your budget, provide the best logisitcs, and give you the quality you deserve!