attic floor

Old 07-26-01, 08:56 PM
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My attic floor is covered with insulation and the first time i went up there and standed in the attic the floor went down and when i came down from the attic i saw nails on my roof that had popped out and i was wondering if this is even safe to be up there?? and my attic is very hot in the 140s and i need to know what i can do to bring the temp down thanks armen.
Old 07-26-01, 09:17 PM
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I'm going to assume your attic is not a finished area in your house, thus the insulation being all over the floor. You can go up there but you have to be careful to only step on the trusses. Stepping inbetween them can end up with you going through the ceiling and ending up hurt with a big hole to repair.
The temp is going to be high, it is hot. The insulation is there to prevent the heat from coming into the house area. There should be vent on the roof, under the gable ends or/and under the eaves of the house to allow for air flow.
Old 07-26-01, 09:31 PM
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yea there is vents all across the top. thanks you so much for tellin me that i have to only step on the trusses if you didn't tell me that i would probaly fall threw next time. thanks for the help
Old 07-27-01, 11:08 AM
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You can also lay a few planks of wood across the trusses and walk on that. It's far easier to walk on that instead of trying to balance on the trusses while holding something.

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