Cold air through skylight

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Old 12-16-03, 08:45 AM
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Cold air through skylight

I had a vented skylight installed in my bathroom last fall and now that it's cold, my bathroom is freezing.

I closed the vent by tying the opening string but it is still cold in there.

I don't think the ceiling which is right under the roof is insulated. Will it help to insulate there?

Any other ideas?
 
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Old 12-16-03, 06:21 PM
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If the floor of the attic is uninsulated, it would be cold. Insulating the attic is a good idea.
 
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Old 12-17-03, 11:31 AM
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Lightbulb skylight

You dont say how far is the skylight from the ceiling of the bath. Could it be that they didnt put insulation around the drop from the roof to the ceiling????yes any insulation helps out ED
 
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Old 12-17-03, 12:35 PM
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I have a drop ceiling in the bathroom but I took several panels out to let in the natural light.

It's probably about 5 or 6 feet from the drop ceiling to the top of the skylight.

There isn't any insulation arouind the drop from the roof to the drop ceiling or anywhere under the roof as far as I know.

It's a 90 year old, flat-roofed rowhouse which wasn't insulated anywhere else.

I guess I need to tear out the plaster ceiling and insulate, huh?

Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 12-17-03, 01:35 PM
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Lightbulb insulation

Any and all insulation any where helps a lot. Go for it. ED
 
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