RR-1006: Building America Special Research Project—High-R Roofs Case Study Analysis
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— filed under: thermal-Surface Temperature, condensation, thermal-Insulation, thermal-Convective/air movement, moisture-Drainage plane, radiation, moisture-Vapor Permeance, resources-homeowner, doc-Digest, moisture-Convection/Air barriers, thermal-Thermal Bridging, guidance-Roof design, enclosure-Roof assembly, airflow-Airtightness/Air barrier, type-low-rise, comp-roofs
The following report is an excerpt from the 2010 Building Science Corporation Industry Team Building America Annual Report. The goal of this research is to find optimally designed, cost effective roof insulation systems that can be included with other enclosure details to help reduce whole house energy use by 70%. This report will compare a variety of roof insulating strategies and present their advantages and disadvantages according to several comparison criteria.