28 Apr '12, 6pm

Creating unconditioned attic (and ducting/furnace question) #green

I've been reading the excellent guidance on attics here: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/creating-conditio... I'm in Austin TX, so that's zone 2. We almost never get snow, but we do have humid periods. The current attic is a very complex shape, with multiple gables, valleys etc. More, when the house was extended (at least twice) they left part of the old roof in place (asphalt shingles and all), so it's hard to move around in most of the roof (and about 1/3 third of it has almost no crawl space under it, making sealing the underside of the roof almost impossible there). The attic currently has about 3 inches of a combination of old fiberglass, cellulose and rock wool. We have one room at the back stripped to the roof for renovation. There are two large solar powered attic fans. There are no soffit vents (venting is at the top of the gables, currently...

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