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3 Types of Unvented Attics

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3 Types of Unvented Attics

Different houses make use of their attics in different ways. But, without a doubt, all homeowners want their attics to be as energy efficient as possible. Any unvented attic will benefit from an upgrade to spray foam insulation like Icynene. But what qualifies as an unvented attic? Here’s a list of common types of unvented attics.

Homes that have their heating and cooling system stored in the attic. Without insulation in the dividing attic floor/ceiling,  air from outside can enter the attic space and lead to the equipment working overtime and driving your monthly heating or cooling costs higher. This is particularly important to consider in southern or warmer climates where the heat can make your cooling bills skyrocket.
Attics that have been converted to additional rooms. If you’re planning on doing this type of conversion in the future, it’s best to upgrade your attic’s insulation to spray foam insulation. That way, you won’t have to worry about air leaks, drafts or energy efficiency problems.
A scissor truss system in place, in the attic floor. This would, make it very hard to add insulation to the attic floor/house ceiling. With that in mind, it’s best to create an unvented attic by applying spray foam insulation to the roof sheathing and attic walls.

To find out which option is right for you, and for more information, contact your local Icynene spray foam insulation contractor.

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