b'STEEP SLOPEContinued from page 46and the attic. This may require removal of existingthe life of the shingles and underlayment. If there insulation, but that can usually be done without ashould be a roof leak, its location should be readily great deal of effort. The foam can then be appliedapparent and not cause major structural damage to the attic side of the drywall or plaster ceilingsto your home or business. below, not on wood sheathing and rafters. ByAttorney Karen Ensley of Ensley Benitez Law, PC sealing around plumbing vent pipes and other holeshas developed an additional tool that you can use. in the attic floor, the foam will be an excellent airIt is a template for a Disclaimer related to foam blocker. On top of the foam conventional blowninsulation.Visit the Steep Slope Council section fiberglass, insulation can be added a foot or moreof mrca.org to access a downloadable version of to achieve at least an R-30 or more total insulationthis template.value. If floor depth is limited, then additional foam and less fiberglass may be an option.The ducts for the system should be insulated in the attic if that space is not heated, but this should not be a significant expense. By not insulating the roof and the side walls of the attic, you should realize some savings. If the attic space is to remain uninsulated, then I would suggest soffit and roof vents (if your attic space does not already have these) to provide cooling during the summer months and air flow year-round. This will extend www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer 47'