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Old 12-03-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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We're installing a T&G birch ceiling in our 3-season porch. We had not planned to sheetrock or insulate (it's 3-season!) before installing the wood ceiling. We're in a northern state, but can experience 100 degree summer temps on occasion. Any risk of too much heat from the sun being trapped between the roof and the wood to cause warping? Or are we just paranoid? Please help ease our minds! Ideally, we'd like to install directly on the joists.
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You shouldn't have any problem.

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Wow! That was fast. And very reassuring. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.
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Insulate! You will thank me and others for years to come. It will keep it cooler and when you go ahead ( oh yeah you will ) in the future to finish it, you will NOT have to rip the ceiling down.
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It would be common sense to insulate the ceiling. It would also make sense to have at least a passive venting system in place to remove the superheated air from under the roof sheathing and shingles.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the two additional comments recommending insulating the ceiling of our porch, which we did, and are glad we did.
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Do you have soffits for air intake, space between the insulation & roof sheathing (via baffles, etc.) for air flow, and a ridge vent for air exhaust?

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