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Vapour Barrier location

Posted by Russ Phillips on November 20th, 2002 11:22 AM
In reply to Where does a vapor barrier fit in? by Fred in TX on September 6th, 2000 03:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

Vapour Barrier location is typically located on the warm side of the insulation for cold climates. However, where should it be located for warm climates such as south florida or the Caribbean? We insulate to keep the heat out and the air conditioning in.

If we put insulation in the ceiling and walls (fur out interior of block walls and insulate with batts) If I follow the same logic, putting the vapour barrier on the warm side, will condinsation build up on the vapour barrier?

Sometimes they do not vent the attic properly in these locations. What is the best solution. Should we delete the vapour barrier all together?

What is the correct way to do this for a warm climate condition? DO you have any documents illistrating this condition as their are so many for cold climates conditions.


Russ Phillips

Thanks in sdvance.


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