||10-03-2012 03:14 PM
I have a weekend cabin that is nothing but studs and siding including the cathedral ceiling - no insulation. The floor does have closed cell insulation. Unfortunately the wood is all gorgeous wormy chestnut which I hate to cover. Any suggestions on how to insulate? Insulated external siding? SIP for the roof? Or since it's a weekend home, should I just out-heat the place by increasing the number of gas heaters? I currently have one 40,000btu gas stove/heater that can keep it in the low 60 dgree range on cold winter days but I'd like to use the place in the winter more often. Maybe if I get two blue flame heaters to assist? Remember it's only used 1 or 2 nights each weekend. Should I assume the cost of the siding, roof, ect. would never be exceeded by the higher gas bills? Please advise I love the place and want to do what's right.