When it comes to home improvements that can help save homeowners money or enhance their home, everyone wants to know the answer to the same question: Which one is the absolute best investment for me? This is especially true when it comes to any project related to roofing. The reason for this is twofold. One, roofing projects are, quite simply, expensive. There’s just no way around it. If you want a quality project done with the best materials, it’s going to be a pretty major investment. Secondly, these projects tend to take a much longer time to complete because of their complexity. As a result, it’s absolutely normal for homeowners to want to go through the pros and cons for every option before making a decision.
Whether you’re building a new home or improving an old one, you can use a combination of spray foam encapsulation with radiant barrier foil to keep the heat out and improve the comfort within your home. To get started, you’ll need to encapsulate the roof deck with 6″ open-cell foam, and then insulate the attic and all the exterior walls. Foam alone is not enough though to keep the radiant heat at bay, so you also need a good radiant barrier foil.