This session will describe the procedures for diagnosing and correcting insulation, radiant warming, and air leakage problems in attics and cathedral roof slopes. An overview of the related ventilation issues is included. Pros and cons of vented and unvented designs are covered as methods for preventing problems in new construction, or as a method of remediating problems by changing from one strategy to the other. Diagnostic methods and how to prioritize remediation work to maximize return on investment is addressed in several case studies. The implications of the problems addressed in this program should also be applied to new buildings.
Attics & Cathedral Roof Slopes in Cold Climates
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
2018 HPC New York Regional Home Performance Conference & Exhibits
By attending this session, participants will:1. Be able to diagnose insulation and air leakage problems in attics and cathedral roof slopes
2. Be able to employ tracking of the attic and roof temperatures and pattern analysis during the work to prioritize leakage sites and reduce remediation costs3. Be able to verify performance improvements using the same diagnostic tools that they use for diagnostics