To condition (the attic) or not to condition, that is the question!
After reading and reading and reading (including lots of GBA articles), I thought that I had this figured out. Our plan was to have a non-conditioned attic space, with continuous soffit ventilation along with ridge vents. After further reading, especially Dr. Joe's Top 10 List of Dumb Things to do in the South, I am confused. Please share whether you would vent an attic or not with the following considerations in mind:
- located in western North Carolina, zone 4, mixed humid
- one level, slab on grade home, approximately 2100 sq. ft.
- hipped roof, 3 1/2 : 12 pitch, energy heel trusses
- asphalt shingles
- passive solar
- heated and cooled with ductless minisplits
- no mechanicals/ductwork in the attic
After reading more, I'm wondering if the following conditioned attic set up would be preferable in any way:
Exterior to interior:
shingles, #30 felt, Roxul, plywood, trusses/rafters, AirKrete Insulation, air-tight magnesium oxide board ceiling
Posted Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:31
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