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Home Insulating An Advanced Framed House - Hybrid Aproach
Insulation isn't one type fits all situations, sometimes a hybrid approach is called for. In this video, Matt Risinger, master builder shows how three types of insulation are used in an advanced framed house. On the outside of the home, where there is siding, the house is wrapped with an insulation that is an R-5 (showing as silver in the video), where there is Tyvek DrainWrap on the house, there will be an exterior insulated finished system (EIFS).On the inside of the home, there are two insulation types used. In the single-car garage, with a living space above, the only viable method for a garage to house connection and a garage with living space above, is open-cell spray foam. We make sure we have at least 3.5" so there is a complete air barrier. On the garage/house connecting wall, drywall is hung in the garage as a spray foam backer and from the inside of the house, the spray foam is added. The space above the dry wall is a truss bay that runs continuous from the house to the garage. They used a product that is like a heavy cardboard before the trades came so that they could run all of the utilities before insulation. In the house, they used Owens Corning Energy Complete on the outside walls and in the truss area above that, it's an area that really requires spray foam, which also provides the necessary air sealing. In the interior ceiling area, 5 ½" of open-cell foam is used. On the top of the roof is another 2" of rigid foam, creating a complete rigid foam blanket on the exterior and on the inside, the open cell spray foam and the Owens Corning Energy Complete.

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