12 Jun '11, 2am

Green Building Q&A: Garage Ceiling Thermal Break

Scott - While the added insulation and thermal break will help, your biggest problem is going to be air infiltration, and if you don't address that, you may find that the insulation doesn't make as much of a difference as you expect. If you have knee walls above the garage ceiling with uninsulated attic areas next to them, make sure the insulation in those walls is installed well and put up foam board or some kind of rigid material on the attic side, sealing all the joints well. Also, block and airseal from the bottom of the knee wall to the garage ceiling drywall to eliminate air movement below the bonus room floor. I would do this first and see how much it helps before you strip the ceiling and re-insulate it. If you do reinsulate, the thermal break will help but in a climate like Atlanta it doesn't make as much difference as you think. Check out this detail: http://www....

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