International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

From Heat Loss to Energy Gain: Solar Options for Your Roofs [DEMO]

Wednesday, February 20 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: LVCC - High Performance Building Zone - N135, N145

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Matt Whitbeck  | Kevin Ireton  | Gord Cooke

What It's About:

A demo at the 2017 HPBZThese days, the best roofs shed water, eliminate ice dams, reflect unwanted heat gain, maximize insulation and produce renewable electricity. That’s a lot to ask. In this demonstration, we’ll highlight critical roof details for reducing a home’s energy needs and multiple options for producing renewable energy. Our building experts will discuss insulation choices, radiant barriers and cold roofs versus hot roofs. They’ll also show several ways to vent a roof and how to make sure your roof is ready for solar panels.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • Closed cell or open cell in the roof
  • How to install rigid foam over the sheathing; why you need to vent even with spray foam
  • The importance and installation of radiant barriers
  • Best options for adding solar panels and how to prep your roof for their installation

Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ at the date, time and location indicated above. Seating will be available.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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