The Myth About Spray Foam & Leaking Roofs

Water Management Moisture Management Insulation

Course Description

A common misconception about using spray foam insulations in roofs is that doing so will either increase the likelihood of roof leaks or mask them, leading to more extensive damage.  In debunking this myth, this course describes the general approaches to managing moisture in attics, why a designer might want to consider spray foam insulation, and alternative approaches to insulating roofs.

Course Instructor Christine Williamson

Course Length 9:00

Published 13 May 2022

Keywords: roof leak, moisture management, water management, insulation, insulating roofs


About Building Science Fight Club

Christine Williamson - Assoc. AIA

Building Scientist | Instructor

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction.