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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 12:02 PM ET
Edited Feb 6, 2013 1:08 PM ET

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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 1:06 PM ET

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

Answered by kamala naidu
Posted Feb 6, 2013 4:30 PM ET

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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 4:51 PM ET

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