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Keeping figures in the attic?Keeping figures in the attic?Ask MFC

CakeZillaCakeZilla6 päivää sitten
Hello,

In the next few months or so ill be moving into my houses attic for more space than my current bedroom. Im excited as it gives me more room for my figures and merch, but im worried about any potential issues such as heat.

The attic is the span of the house in a A shape, so walls are small but extremely long, with a small door on each side for storage which ill be sealing up to prevent insects etc. There are 2 large windows and 1 small window on one side of the ceiling which i can easily block out with blinds.

My biggest concern is heat though, and the only idea I have is to keep figures near a fan, out of direct light so possibly in a corner (built in wardrobe with a dark spot on the side) and open the windows now and then to get air circulating.

I live in Ireland, so moisture is a problem but i have a large dehumidifier which works, and the attic has no moisture issues as its well insulated. Lately though the summers have been worse, so thats why im wondering if anyone in similar countries or living in a attic space with figures could help?

Thank you!
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Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
I have figures in my attic for many years and they've been fine :) so wouldnt worry

But here it's not that hot :) only during summers 30-35 at most
6 päivää sitten
As you say you are moving to the attic and making it your new bedroom, that pretty much indicates that it is temperate enough up there for humans to exist in. I honestly think if you are comfortable being there, it's fine for figures. Believe it or not, they are much more durable than we give them credit for.
6 päivää sitten
ChocolateSpider6 päivää sitten#95198803I personally would not recommend it. I tried that in my early years owning figures and a lot of them got badly warped due to heat. I managed to somewhat fix them by re-heating and cooling them and adjusting things back into position, but the warping was still obvious. If you are somewhere that doesn't get too hot and your attic has good ventilation, perhaps it may be ok.

I live in ireland so moisture is more of a concern but ive been able to deal with it well, only in the last few years summer has become more of a nuisance. The attic has good ventilation but i wanna add more safeguards just incase.
6 päivää sitten
figuresuki6 päivää sitten#95199748Living in the UK i guess our climate is similar
You say it's insulated, we recently insulated our loft space so we can store stuff up there.
Before adding insulation the loft space was about 45 degrees in the summer with the rest of the house at about 30 on hot days
With the insulation it should keep the whole house cooler, the difference in the loft space being about 15 degrees from the roof itself on hot days.
So it depends on the insulation.
I will be storing some prize figures and cheaper items in the loft while we rework some of the house space but won't put any scales up there until I am sure the space wont get very hot in the summer.
Might just be worth having somewhere else in the house you can pack away figures if it starts getting to warm in the loft space or have a portable AC you can use on the very hot days but going to be hard to tell until the warm weather comes.


I have only a small amount of scales so i might test with a few of my prize figures, ill be able to safely store my figures in my current room just in case aswell.
Im currently looking at ACs though as a few have said itll help. I know its too early to tell regarding heat but im just planning in advance xd
6 päivää sitten
Living in the UK i guess our climate is similar

You say it's insulated, we recently insulated our loft space so we can store stuff up there.
Before adding insulation the loft space was about 45 degrees in the summer with the rest of the house at about 30 on hot days

With the insulation it should keep the whole house cooler, the difference in the loft space being about 15 degrees from the roof itself on hot days.

So it depends on the insulation.

I will be storing some prize figures and cheaper items in the loft while we rework some of the house space but won't put any scales up there until I am sure the space wont get very hot in the summer.

Might just be worth having somewhere else in the house you can pack away figures if it starts getting to warm in the loft space or have a portable AC you can use on the very hot days but going to be hard to tell until the warm weather comes.
6 päivää sitten
I personally would not recommend it. I tried that in my early years owning figures and a lot of them got badly warped due to heat. I managed to somewhat fix them by re-heating and cooling them and adjusting things back into position, but the warping was still obvious. If you are somewhere that doesn't get too hot and your attic has good ventilation, perhaps it may be ok.
6 päivää sitten
CakeZilla6 päivää sitten#95195928It gets quite warm up there and im currently looking at fans like dyson etc to help just incase along with open windows aswell. What kinda ac can you reccomend?
A single room unit should be enough.
6 päivää sitten
Get a window AC if you're worried about the heat. That way you can take it out in the winter to keep the heat in. Also, Dyson fans are cool, but they're extremely overpriced. You can make do with a simple floor fan for $20, but that's just going to circulate the hot air, not actually cool anything, so the window AC is your best bet.
6 päivää sitten
BOOTP6 päivää sitten#95195790I have had no issues in doing this and it gets hot and old throughout the year on a sporadic basis here in the UK. However, all figure boxes are inside large plastic storage containers with lids. Worth a check up there every so often but you should do that anyway.

Ill be using the attic as my new bedroom, so keeping an eye on them will be no problem! Just worried as the heat has increased the last few years and i tend to overthink things. Ill be storing the figure boxes in containers though once ikea reopens xd
6 päivää sitten
dumbchihuahua6 päivää sitten#95195065It will mostly depend on the house but if it gets warm up there like an oven I can't see that being good for your figures. I lived on an attic floor in a house in Germany and since the house was masonry stone, it never was warm inside. If it gets toasty in summer try ventilating with a fan or invest in an air conditioning unit. The heat in some attics can be intense.

It gets quite warm up there and im currently looking at fans like dyson etc to help just incase along with open windows aswell. What kinda ac can you reccomend?
6 päivää sitten
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