31 Dec '12, 9pm

Should I add reflective foil to the underside of the concrete roof on my ranch style home i... #construction #green

It's been a while since I've visited Folsom, but if I remember correctly it can get pretty darn hot during summer, but it's mostly a heating climate . In other words, you should prioritize your investments towards items that will keep the house comfortable during heating season. But many of those same investments will help keep the house cooler during summer. Since you mentioned wanting to phase the projects over multiple years, I will recommend this order of priorities. Insulation R50 is a great insulation level and cellulose is a great material. The reflective foil you mentioned is a radiant barrier and I'd say it would be helpful, but is most likely not critical unless you have had major comfort issues in the past. That being said, if it is relatively cheap to add, you might as well do it now. Ventilation All houses need a certain amount of air exchange to maintain heal...

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