Roofing/foam

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hi..i have a garage at home; a two car one. the attic above it has no insulation. so, in winter, the cold air comes down into the garage, and goes right into the house. i am thinking to put foam insulation in it, but need to ask..should i foam only the attic floor, so should i also put the foam until the roof deck as well? thank you!!

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Foaming the attic floor will have great benefit. Is there any ventilation in that attic?  If there is, then I would not foam the roof deck too. If there isn't, there would be nothing detrimental to foaming the roof deck (other than cost and possible shorter shingle life) but I don't see any major additional benefit either.

I hope this helps.

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Todd E. Miller

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I am available to answer any questions pertaining to residential (or other sloped) metal roofing. I have knowledge of most available products but I like to approach projects from a "needs" basis and analyze them individually. Additionally, I can answer most questions about building ventilation.

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I have worked for a manufacturer of residential metal roofing since 1980. I currently serve as President and have been involved with a wide variety of projects of all types across the world.

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I am a board member for Metal Construction Association, Metal Roofing Alliance, the local United Way, our church, and our son's school.

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Over the years, I have had articles appear in several trade journals including RSI, Remodeling, and Qualified Remodeler.

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I have a B.A. in Communications and have also completed three years of training with the E-Myth Academy.

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