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meghancaruso
Finished attic is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter
meghancaruso

Hello,

My husband and I live in a 100 year old Chicago bungalow with a finished attic. We have no issues with the heating or cooling on the main floor, but the second floor (attic) is always either too hot or too cold. We have discussed putting in some sort of insulation but are unsure of where it will be most helpful, exactly which type to use, and/or if this will solve our problem. We have also considered replacing the older windows in one of the bedrooms (the other windows are new) or putting in a mini split ductless air conditioner unit. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

dj1
Re: Finished attic is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter
dj1

When you say that the attic is "finished", do you mean drywall and floor?
If the floor is finished, do you have insulation under it?

keith3267
Re: Finished attic is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter
keith3267

Not sure what you are dealing with. Maybe this will help.

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/2012/09/06/two-ways-to-insulate-attic-kneewalls

Dobbs
Re: Finished attic is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter
Dobbs

Great & informative site, keith---thanks for posting!

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