attic ventilation?

Old 07-18-03, 08:43 PM
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Unhappy attic ventilation?

I have the 2nd floor in a 2family condo conversion and it's got a pull down door to get into the attic. There's pink insulation on the floor between the 2x4's and some plywood thrown about here & there to walk on. The "ceiling & slanted walls" are essentially just thin wood planks and I think there's just the roofing on the other side of that.
I don't plan to make it into a room right now. However, I'm concerned because there are NO VENTS up there at all- shouldn't there be something? There's a ventilation duct crossing over where the 2nd floor bathroom fan goes into and this routes directly into some main brick chimney like thing or out through a pipe in the roof.
What do I need to have done ? And IF I do nothing (like it's been for probably 10yrs) what might happen with the change in weather conditions. I'm in Boston so Temps vary from 10degrees to 90degrees in the summer outside- so the attic would be worse!
Any ideas? (and what is a soffet?)
Old 07-19-03, 09:53 AM
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The soffet on a home is the overhang of the roof most of the times its about 24". Now in the underside of this is what we talk about to put vents in this lets air up into the attic. Now to have a good vent job you need vents there and also up by the ridge of the roof. they can be button vent . Think like the roof is just there to keep the rain and snow off and the sun also and that all. A attic with good vents cost less to cool and keeps the attic dry in the winter time . ED

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