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Old 06-06-2011, 10:10 AM  
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After a lot of research and figuring prices, it appears that this project is a little out of our budget at this time even if we do it ourselves.

What would happen if I just added some insulation to the attic? Would that help with keeping the house cooler? The house has survived 50 years with only two gable vents, and 5 inches of blown-in insulation, would more blown-in insulation help the problem of keeping the house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter? Or is it the venting that will actually keep the house cooler?

Just curious, Thanks.



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Old 06-06-2011, 02:28 PM  
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There is nothing wrong with dividing the job up to what you have time for and what you have money for. The big concern is the heat in the attic for all these years it has traveled down to the house and if you stop it there, and it has no place to go, it could over heat the roofing on the outside. I would check the temp. inside at the peak before and after insulating so you no whether to be concerned.



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Old 06-07-2011, 01:08 PM  
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Is there a temperature that the peak should be at?

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:49 PM  
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I don't know what the limits would be. You are going to change the dynamics of the attic so I would think you would want to know if the temp there changed a lot, on a day with simular temp outside.

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