I’m Hot!- No... I am really Hot- Heat in Attics

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Home Inspector with NCW Home Inspections, LLC

I’m Hot!- No... I am really Hot- Heat in Attics- Wenatchee and Okanogan Home Inspection Services

One of the best times as a home inspector is climbing into an attic that feels like you just entered a blast furnace.

On a recent home inspection I was fortunate enough to have a thermometer to just let me know how much fun I was really having.


                              Attic temperature exceeds thermometer

If you look closely at this picture you can see the thermometer reading -40 below. Well what it is really saying is that the temperature in the attic is exceeding the 130 degree mark and working on going around again.

And yes I did crawl through the whole attic!

When I climbed out of this attic into the garage which was around 91 degrees and it actually felt very cool.

But on a serious note, properly vented attics and insulation help control heat buildup and communication of the attic space with the living space.

Understanding Attic Ventilation- Here is a building science article on the subject.

I think I need another glass of cold water just thinking about it!

 

“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind”

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

 

NCW Home Inspections, LLC  is a Licensed Washington State Home Inspection service located in Wenatchee Washington serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County and Grant County Washington and the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Orville, Cle Elum, East Wenatchee, Quincy and many more…  

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Donald Hester
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Same here, I think I am sweating again. Yikes I stink ; )

July 30, 2012 10:19 PM
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Jay Markanich
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One today the seller had carefully cut and placed bat fiberglass over each of the soffit vent openings to keep that pesky cold air out!

Yepper, it was hot!

August 01, 2012 05:43 PM
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Donald Hester
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Jay, That was so nice of them to do that for you ; ) That would make it supper hot.

August 01, 2012 05:46 PM
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James Quarello
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A trounce through a hot attic is a good way to shed a few pounds :)

August 02, 2012 04:34 AM
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Donald Hester
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Jim, So true and makes man(or woman) very thirsty ; )

August 02, 2012 06:15 AM
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