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Building Science

Where to Insulate

Insulation is often discussed in terms of 'more is better'. Yet, in many areas of your home the type of insulation used and how it's installed is far more important for saving on energy bills, controlling moisture and adding comfort.

This home shows some of the areas that are important insulation considerations that don't always get the attention they deserve.

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Other areas to consider:

Foundation walls
Below concrete slabs
Crawlspaces
Open web rim joists
TGI truss systems
Bonus Rooms (floor above garage)
Exterior/ interior wall assemblies
Roof systems
Vaulted cathedral ceilings
Flat roof systems
Injection empty cavity fill
Gables
Window & door jams
Skylights
Attics

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We were living in our 2 car garage while building our 3200 sq ft house with Icynene. We are now living in our home and using the same amount of fuel to heat and cool the house as we were using in the garage.
Gary & Donna,