Hi guys. My wife and I are in the late planning stages of building
our new home. I want it to be as energy efficient as possible. We
are having a slight disagreement. We are going to use galvanized
I want foam insualtion in walls and attic. She is ok with that.
we disagree about is how to do the attic.
Her ex-husband is a HVAC contractor. He says we should use the "
the underside of the roof, seal the attic and semi condition it"
method. Our builder agrees.
My problem with that is, why would I want to semi condition an area
the same size as my house if I am never going to use it for anything?
I want to foam the attic floor, and make sure the attic is well
venitaled. Why is allowing my warm and cold air (that I am paying
heat and cool) to migrate up into my attic a good idea? Isn't it
efficient to keep that expensive air in the house by well insulating
the attic floor? I don't have any plans to ever use the attic, It
wont have high enough ceilings.
We live inorth of Dallas, Texas where the summers can be brutal and
the winters pretty damn cold
Can anyone give me advice on why my thoughts are wrong?