PROJECT: HIAWATHA LAKESIDE LOG HOME PROJECT NUMBER: 150 LOCATION: BIG BAY, MICHIGAN
Have you ever wondered what's between your ceiling and your roof? Let's go layer by layer through the ceiling of the Log Home we're building from Hiawatha Log Homes and find out.
The ceiling itself consists of 6" tongue and groove knotty pine boards. Next, is a layer of visqueene sheeting used to stop drafts from leaking through the knotty pine boards. Above the visqueen sheeting is 16 inches of loose-fill Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation. Above the insulation is the essential eve-to-ridge air space that will keep snow and ice from melting on the roof. (You won't find ice dams anywhere on this roof next winter!) The roof section consists of a 5/8" OSB board base that supports a synthetic roof underlayment. The actual roof is a steel, standing seam metal roof that is maintenance-free and will last for years. Seriously, who knew there were so many layers up there?