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Rdsrds123
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 19:46
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I see nice pictures of cabin interiors that have beautiful ceilings with rafters in natural finish and what appears to be the underside of roof sheathing. Beautiful this is, but following close behind that thought is another thought: is there any ceiling insulation up there? I don't think there is any. Must be super cold inside those cabins, or they are in Florida. Is that sheathing a false roof underside and insulation exists is a space on the other side?

ICC
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 19:50
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Can you point to an example?

Rdsrds123
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 19:55
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/1545178419089877/permalink/2701736700100704/

Rdsrds123
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 19:59
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/919770978518536/permalink/951895638639403/

Rdsrds123
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 20:01
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Infact, almost every image of an interior cabin ceiling is similar as these two links. No insulation/thick quilts.

ICC
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 21:45 - Edited by: ICC
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First link is a private group, oneneeds to join to see. No thanks.

Second, that is impossible to say.

I thought you were referring to cabins shown on this site. Who knows what goes on with ones like you linked to?


Some use fake rafters/beams with the boards, maybe T&G on top. I've done that, with a foam sheet insulated roof assembly on top. Not havong insulation od soe kind, and lots of it more or less following the energy codes is not wise. It is nice to have "pretty" but it should also be "practical" and energy wise.

scott100
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2020 09:07 - Edited by: scott100
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Here's a pic of the ceiling of ours. Roof boards are 5/4. Rigid insulation (blue board) on top of that is sandwiched between the roof boards and the metal roof. Not a huge amount of insulation but plenty for a small cabin. It's mainly 3 season use for us.

You can do a built up roof with a lot more insulation than we have in ours, but the 4 x 6 milled log walls are uninsulated anyhow, so not much sense for us. We're finding all the wood mass in the place evens out the temp swings, even though insulation wise, it's pretty minimal.
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lburners
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2020 19:32
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Heres a vid for yah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZLj8pU3zjw

Brettny
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# Posted: 22 Sep 2020 08:10
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Usualy the exposed rafter type is insulated with the "wrap and strap method" insulation above the sheething on the rafters.

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