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Old 01-09-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
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Snow in the attic?


My wife just told me there was a bit of snow in the attic. I explained that the attic is vented, so with strong winds there might be some snow in the attic.

Was I right, or is there something that has to be checked out?
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:13 PM   #2
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I'd still take a look, just to make sure that nothing is torn or damaged, but, with cold dry snow the strong wind that we had last night, nothing unusual in my book. Depending on which vents you have, could be not much different than window screen, and have seen those packed plenty of times.
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I imagine with a good driving wind and some nice soft dry snow it could easily find its way into a ridge vent.
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Ayuh,... Agreed,... That light fluffy snow bein' blown by the wind, defies the "water flows downhill" thing,...

My pickup cab is so tight, the door don't close well with the windows all closed up, yet I found a few flakes Inside it today,....
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When I checked, it was the length of the attic in a narrow band under the ridge vent.

Never noticed it before (it is a storage room over the garage) but perhaps it was an odd wind direction.
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This is kind of pointing in the direction that ridge venting is a snow job.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:36 PM   #7
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So long as its snow and not frost.

If you have a lot of water vapor going into the attic, such as from a bathroom vent that goes to the attic instead of outside, that could produce frost on cold surfaces. And will eventually result in mold and maybe rot.
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