0 Helpful?

Do I need an attic fan for a unused attic?

I have an attic space on top of the two car garage which is insulated. There is no ventilation. I only use this space to store empty tv boxes and computer boxes just in case i have to return. this attic opens into a closet upstairs. The highest point is 4 feet. PLease help me with this.
thank you

Asked by kamala naidu
Posted Feb 6, 2013 1:02 PM ET
Edited Feb 6, 2013 2:08 PM ET

Tags:

3 Answers

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.

Kamala,
No, you don't need an attic fan. Nor do you need any ventilation openings. More information here: Fans in the Attic: Do They Help or Do They Hurt?

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Feb 6, 2013 2:06 PM ET

2.

Can I put insulation and drywall the attic space then. I want this to be clean.

Answered by kamala naidu
Posted Feb 6, 2013 5:30 PM ET

3.

Kamala,
If you want to convert your attic to a conditioned space, and you plan to insulate the sloped roof assembly, then you should follow the requirements for any insulated sloped roof. More information here: How to Build an Insulated Cathedral Ceiling.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Feb 6, 2013 5:51 PM ET

Other Questions in Energy efficiency and durability

Windows -- Pretty Good or better in Western Colorado

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Pat Kiernan | May 27, 16

Improvement on the Lstiburek Ideal Double Stud?

In Green building techniques | Asked by Burke Stoller | May 6, 16

How to vent a flat roof

In General questions | Asked by jack robinson | May 14, 16

Has anyone ever kept sheathing warm and saved labor costs this way?

In Green building techniques | Asked by sean stewart | May 22, 16

Fake dormers in 2016

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Peter L | May 26, 16
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!