Read a great article on the Construction Instruction website discussing some of the same factors we do here on our IDEAL blog. You can read the full article HERE. There is also a nice visual representation of Attic insulation factors that you can view HERE.
– proper vapor barrier seal between living spaces and Attic
– installing Air chutes, or styro-foam baffles, along the perimeter of the Attic space to ensure proper air flow intake from the soffit cavity
– insulating up to and over the external wall plates to ensure full coverage of the Attic floor
– the importance of an R-value of R50 in colder climates