Lakeside Cabin in the western Massachusetts hills

C Burr
1/12/2004
We are adding a second story to a 1960's seasonal (April to early November) lakeside cabin in the western Massachusetts hills and intend to install a metal standing seam roof (red) and to clothe the second story addition in horizontally installed corrugated metal siding. There will be no attic. The pipes are drained when we close up in November and the camp is not heated during the winter (except for a very occasional weekend). What sort of insulation and ventilation cautions should we consider?
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
1/13/2004
I wouldneed more information on what type of roof assembly you intend to construct such as slope, profile of roofing, sheathing, ceiling material. Additionally one needs to consider the use of the room. Is it for bedrooms or bathrooms as example? How do you intend to construct the walls and how many windows are you looking to put in. Are you going to air condition? These are questions that affect the performance of all roofing materials and choosing wisely can increase the comfort of the cabin.
C Burr
1/13/2004
I can answer some of your questions now, others I'll need to talk with my designer. The pitch over the bedroom (1), loft and new bath will be 9 inches slope over 12. The pitch over the current kitchen and half the living/dining room is about 6 over 12. This will extend over a new enclosed porch area as well. New bedroom/loft area will have 5 new windows. Area over the existing kitchen, living/dining area will have 2 cleristory type windows. I am leaning toward beadboard for the ceiling material. I don't know what the builder is planning to use for sheathing. I don't know what you mean by "the profile of roofing". Sorry, I'm just the camp owner! We certainly appreciate any advice you can provide. We hope to only do this once! Thanks
C Burr
1/13/2004
I forgot to answer a few more of your questions.... no, we do not intend to air condition the camp. The camp is currently heated with a wood stove vented into the fireplace. We intend to add a propane wall heater with this addition. I do not know the wall construction method. Again, thanks for your help.
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