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Old 12-21-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Tounge and Groove ceiling VERY noisy in wind - getting worse - help!!!


Hello all, I am new to this forum and want to say Thanks in advance for any help. It is definitly apperciated!

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Heritage Log Home - Exposed beam ceiling (4x8xlength) beams going wall to peak maybe 32" on center. Then 1x8 T&G horizontal on top of beams. Some of the T&G joints I can tell all stops at the same beam - instead of staggering joints on different beams. Then plastic then 4" insulation panels. Then 2x4's every 24" going up the roof for air venting, then OSB sheeting spaning the 2x4's. I think the sheeting did not have the metal spacer clips used for the small expansion gap. Then felt, then shingles.

OK, I know the T&G should have been staggered and I know the clips should have been used on the OSB. But these problems are hard to fix now.

Here is my issue. This log home is 7 years old. It never used to make any noises in the roof at all. Now when the wind blows, it creaks like crazy!! All across the roof - sometimes 1 or 2 creaks, sometimes 25 noises at once creaking all over!!

My question is this - what is most likely causing the issue??? If it cant be fixed without tearing off the whole roof, will it be OK to live with it??? I have lived thru very high winds w/o issues, but it does sound like someday the roof is going to come off!!!

Thanks so much!! - Joe

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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Do you have a humidifier operating in the house? With it being wintertime, that wood is probably very very very dry. Installing a whole-house humidifier or turning the humidity up if you already have one may help alleviate the problem.

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Thanks! Yes, I do run a whole house humidifier - set at 40. I live in SE Indiana. I run hot water to the humidifier to help.
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