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M Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft

by Tim Hawthorne

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Article Summary:

The wind can rob you of heat in more than one way. We often discuss heat loss as due to several methods, such as conduction, convection, radiation, and transfer of energy by phase change (evaporation). The other less known way that we get cold is because wind compresses our insulation making it less efficient.

Since cooling by conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation are fairly well known subjects, we will review them only briefly in this study. The main purpose of this report is to discuss the other forms of cooling caused by the compression of insulation during high winds.

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