Just purchased a home in northern lower michigan. A frame 11/6 pitch 2x6 4' o.c. 1/2 loft. It seriously lacks insulation. My understanding from the individual that built it originally the construction inside to outside is exposed 2x6 4' o.c., 1" knotty pine t&g, 1" styrofoam, plywood, shingles. The two choices I'm facing are 1.
placing insulation in between the exsisting 2x6 and redoing the interior(most likely drywall) or 2
. removing the shingle, plywood, styrofoam combination and insulating over the exsisting rafters/t&g. I prefer the latter as I really don't want to loose the rich look of wood inside the home and the shingles need replacement too. Per my Uncle who works in the construction trade option 2 is viable, but I wanted to ask the opinions of others too before taking on such a large task (plus he was drinking when we discussed it
) My plan would be to tie in additional 2x6's over the exsisting structure, insulating in between the 2x6's, install vapor barrier, then battens and finishing of with a steel roof. Do-able??
Any suggestions or ideas appreciated