BC Housing: Insulation Roofs to Meet the Energy Code

Presentation Summary:

The more venting the better, right? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution? Increased levels of thermal performance are becoming necessary as part of ever increasing energy requirements, but it is important not to lose sight of other key roof performance characteristics including durability and constructability. This presentation will address methods for achieving required levels of thermal performance for compact (non-attic) wood-frame roofs, and present results from field monitoring of in-service performance to highlight key performance considerations. Additionally, the recently new Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Roofs will be introduced.

Presenter: Lorne Ricketts Biography, MASc, P.Eng. RDH Building Science Inc.

Lorne Ricketts, MASc, P.Eng. is a Principal and Building Science Specialist with RDH Building Science Inc. and specializes in new construction, investigation, research, and education projects. Recently, Lorne led the development of the Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs in Residential Construction. He was also the lead author for the Illustrated Guide to R22+ Effective Walls in Residential Construction.