Rescheck FAQ about Climate Zone 6 trusses, insulation, and basement walls
This is a brief FAQ of questions that pertain to a project in climate zone 6 about which options to choose in the Rescheck Web and Rescheck Desktop when completing a DIY Rescheck.
Our answers are in regular type set and the questions set forth about the Rescheck process and how to create a Rescheck energy report are listed below in bold.
Good Morning, I have some questions about roof and basement insulation requirements.
Ok, what are they?
What do I select for truss configuration if the trusses are not raised?
Are they wooden trusses?
Yes, wood trusses
Flat ceiling or scissor is probably the correct option
Okay. What is the minimum attic insulation requirement for zone 6?
It is impossible for me to know without running calculations. It varies by square footage and other components
The Rescheck software works as a system so you could have less insulation in walls, foundation, or windows and it would require more in the roof to compensate. Without running the simulation on your plans it is impossible to know
Okay. I have a split-level house with a 4′ basement wall. Does the exterior insulation have to have an R-10 if the interior is insulated with a stud wall with R-13 batt insulation?
Again it is hard to tell without running the calculations. Climate zone 6 can be tough.
If you are doing the Rescheck just enter the different scenarios into the software and see what passes.
If you need us to run the Rescheck for you, we charge $79
You can let us know the insulation r value you prefer to use and we can see if it works and make suggestions if it doesn’t.
Okay, if I need further assistance I will contact you. Thanks.
Ok, best of luck with it
How long would it take to get your results of REScheck?
4-6 hours from the time we receive the order, pdf plans, jobsite address and square footage
One other question – if a garage is unheated does it need to be included in the calculations?
This concludes our Rescheck frequently asked questions segment of the Reschexpert blog. We thank you for reading the most comprehensive Rescheck Resource on the internet and look forward to helping you with your Rescheck questions or actual Rescheck report. If you need a report created for you we charge $79 and can have it ready in 4-6 hours. Email pdf plans, jobsite address, and square footage to email@example.com and we will get you taken care of.