08:54PM | 07/07/10
Member Since: 07/07/10
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I desperately need help in keeping my finished attic from feeling like a furnace. My roof is sloped on four sides with a flat surface in the center. I had hoped that the skylight (2' x 18") in the flat area along with the four 2' double hung windows on both the south and north side of the house will help to keep hot air from buiding-up, but that's far from the case. In the past 5 days of 100+ temperatures I could not go into the space--just as hot as when it was unfinished. Its also hot when outside temperatures are above 70. I

considered a solar roof fan on the flat roof area, but I'm concerned about the entry of cold air into the finished space during the winter months, as well as snow covering it up. I don't want to use electricity. Also, there is no gable opening in the space-- I am conskdering an exhaust fax in the 12" wall space near on of the set of windows. Currently there is no sofit vent either. I have spoken with the contractor about installing soffit vents in the hope that this will help greatly with minimizing the build-up of the hot air. Please can anyone help me to think through the best approach for this finished living space. Its a dressing room, library/office with some storage in rooms built on the outer paramaters of the attic. Help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much. Jacinta



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