After 35 years our Pan Abode finally has some insulation!
Originally the roof consisted of 1½ Inch boards and cedar shingles. When the shingles had to be replaced, they were replaced with black tar shingles. Also all the trees surrounding the house were cut down over the past years, for various reasons.
The result was unbearable heat in the Summer and a huge heating bill in the winter.
Now I had a company from Niverville, Peak Exteriors, take off the old tar shingles and add an insulation layer. Steve and his team did a really good job there! They sent me a quote within two days (local contractors took more than two months) and made an offer that was more than half the price some local contractors were asking.
Steve added two layers of styrofoam and covered that with a layer of wood, covered the whole thing with cedar colour shingles and added new cedar face boards. The result was that the Pan Abode looks almost the same as it did before. It did not loose any of the look that makes these types of houses unique.
You could immediately feel the difference. Before, as soon as the sun shone, on the roof the house would heat up, sometimes all the way to 50°C. Now the heating up doesn’t start till the sun shines into the windows. For them I will be getting shutters next.
I am almost looking forward to winter, so I can find out how much of a difference the new insulation makes.