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05:02PM | 11/18/05
Member Since: 07/17/05
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I was wondering... during the winter months, how close should the attic temperature be to the outside temperature? What is the ideal range?



02:36AM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Your attic temperature should be at or near the outside air temperature if it is well ventilated and does not leak warm air into the attic from below.


04:32AM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 07/17/05
5 lifetime posts
At the moment the attic floor is properly insulated, and has a 3/4 plywood floor on top of that. I am going to install an attic tent for the pull down attic stairs. What else can I do to prevent heat leakage into the attic?


02:13PM | 08/19/15
Put an air conditioner in the attic. Add weatherproof slit sheeting of some sort to the top of the roof 6 inches to 1 foot above the roof that or solar panels. A solar attic fan that way if the power goes out you will still have it operating. Although most of what I said would be best for desert communities. Yum dessert!


11:23AM | 02/14/21
Should I pull down my Attic Stairs so that warm air can enter
during freezing temp.


11:48AM | 02/14/21
You should not let warm air go into the attic. Your heating bill will skyrocket and you will cause ice damming at the edge of your roof that could cause major damage.


09:53PM | 03/23/21
How warm should a attic be in the winter months vs the outside conditions in Iowa ? I have a home with a temp of 67.6 and a attic temp of 69.5 While the day average temp outside is 25.2. I've read that a attic should be between 10 and 20 degrees above the outside temp.

Thanks for any help.

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