FHB House 2017: Roofing
Oriented for solar and packed with 20 inches of insulation, the FHB House roof is the topper on this high-performance production home.
Tim Biebel explains the considerations made when building the roof of the 2017 FHB House. “For a high-performance house with a conventional-looking roof, a south-facing roof is required for solar. Also essential: enough depth in the rafter cavity for 20 inches of insulation. Once the roof framing is complete, it’s asphalt shingles and normal roofing procedures.”