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Log home roof insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Reuther Aug 7, 2018. 10 Replies

Good afternoon all, We were called in to do an energy audit on a log home.  Very nice house but with ice build up and back up in winter and moisture on the interior main beam during summer.  We could…Continue

ridge vent orientation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Oct 17, 2014. 25 Replies

Hi all, I am the customer service guy for our energy improvement company.  Recently, a customer asked what difference the orientation of his ridge vent made in relation to the prevailing wind.  In…Continue

 

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Bob Reuther replied to Bob Reuther's discussion Log home roof insulation
"Thank you everyone. Homeowners are removing the roof and we are going from there. I am going to speak with the log home company and go over some of the ideas offered here. Bob"
Aug 7, 2018
Don Hynek replied to Bob Reuther's discussion Log home roof insulation
"I built one of these two decades ago. From inside to outside.... Log main beams, 2 x 6 T&G ceiling, 6 mil poly sheeting, then 14 inch TJI spacer/rafter with R-38 batt and 2 inch air space, then roof deck with soffit and ridge vents. We ran the…"
Aug 6, 2018
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"I would look to stop air from penetrating the ceiling. I would guess hot air is able to rise through penetrations in the ceiling or the ceiling itself, washing batt insulation. If you are going to remove the roof and use closed cell foam it will fix…"
Jun 19, 2018
Matt Sharpe replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Agree that its hard to help without more information. Pictures? IR images? Do IR images show air bypass or insulation voids? or both? If its T&G with exposed beam rafters it would suggest the T&G is the roof sheathing as well as the finish…"
Jun 14, 2018
Bob Reuther replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Thanks Brad.  You're correct on the missing info.  I do the customer service work and help do the actual audits but the boss does all the inspection work.  It is T&G and a cathedral ceiling.  I'm just trying to help…"
Jun 14, 2018
Brad Cook replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"This is like those BPI "Stump the Chump" problems where there is not enough information to answer the problem, so the person with the best guess wins. It is most helpful if posters noted the pertinent information. In this case, that would…"
Jun 14, 2018
Brad Cook replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"This is like those BPI "Stump the Chump" problems where there is not enough information to answer the problem, so the person with the best guess wins. It is most helpful if posters noted the pertinent information. In this case, that would…"
Jun 14, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Yep especially if you got water issues as the insulation that was there is now essentially shot / water trapped & there maybe more issues you can't readily see (though infrared can help in that regard)"
Jun 8, 2018
Bob Reuther replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Thank you, Sean.  Infrared did not tell exactly what we needed, only that our suspicions were correct.  We shot the house from the outside.  Anyway, we're still at taking off the roof, eh."
Jun 8, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Hmmm interesting that infrared can tell you exactly how much insulation... More like you have some thermal anomalies which show some issues which require more looking into. For typical issues like this you need to take existing roofing off & get…"
Jun 8, 2018
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log home roof insulation

Good afternoon all, We were called in to do an energy audit on a log home.  Very nice house but with ice build up and back up in winter and moisture on the interior main beam during summer.  We could see with infrared and visual inspection that there wasn't enough insulation but, with it being a log ceiling, we weren't sure how do address this.  We shared with the home owners that it looked like the roof had to be reconfigured to allow us to put in closed cell.  So, basically a new roof.  Has…See More
Jun 8, 2018

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