As i sit here and look at the before photos i question why i am even undertaking this project. This part of the house that has two bedrooms and a bathroom in and a very large hallway space is the original 1830’s structure and is all post and beam with peg construction. This is discovered when i first looked at the house but i didn’t know just how beautiful she was until i got the keys and started ripping some layers off. The first was the living room ceiling which was amazing to unearth. So as i was starting to look at replacing the roof i was looking in the attic and discovered how amazing the roof structure is.
Below you can see the inside of the roof, this is what got the wheels turning. This pegged construction is so beautiful. So the idea is to add insulation above the rafters and expose all these beams. That said if you refer to insulation code it has recently increased to get an even greater R value so i need to also insulate within the beams as well. This also creates of an issue of air escaping and causing moisture build up which can be an issue in cathedral ceilings. I will not bore you with all the details here but if you need to know anything i may have read ever article ever written about cathedral ceiling and there pro’s and con’s. Needless to say this stuff keeps me awake at night…
So things left to do:
-Dry wall sections
-Add another layer of insulation over the roof section and skim coat
-Rebuild wall adding corridor and closet
-more dry wall
-Re run some new electric
then i can get to the fun bit of decorating ….
wish me luck….
oh and replace the roof…