Log Cabin Insulation

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Becky shows you the second part about insulating her log cabin roof deck with Icynene spray foam insulation, and becky reads your letters and answers your homesteading questions.

attic insulationI’m building my own log cabin. The step I’m on now is insulation. Even with a log cabin you need to insulate the attic and the crawl space. I’m going to share what I learned about how to insulate a log cabin.

When is was time to choose our insulation for the log cabin attic we decided to go with icynene foam spray. Even though the up front cost is a bit more, I have found that it more than pays for itself in the long run.

Spray Foam vs Fiberglass Insulation

Growing up with the pink fiberglass it felt a little funny going with the new modern stuff. But after reading about the benefits I felt good going with the icynene foam spray.

The way I heard about icynene in the first place was from a very helpful guy at our local home improvement superstore. I was in there so often from building my cabin that we got to know each other and would chit-chat about building. He was building his own house too.

He told me he did the spray foam insulation in his house and he looooved it. He couldn’t say enough good stuff about it. After that I was sold. He gave me the name and number of the company he used.

How to Insulate an Attic Roof

I ran home and looked up all the icynene companies in my area, I think there was like 3 or 4. After calling each and every one of them, and asking lots of questions about price and everything. The number he gave me truly was the best company. So the moral of the story is: ask around your town to find recommended local companies to work with. It really works!

Somebody from the insulation company came out and explained how they where going to do the job. They explained, that they had to cover all the log walls and the floor with heavy plastic. And that was included in the price, they supplied the heavy heavy plastic.

Installing Insulation

So the insulation guy explained that on the day they where going to spray, they where going to come and cover the log walls and the floor, and spray the whole attic ceiling in one day. They do it all in one day. Then they tear down the plastic and leave. But this is the important part…

You can’t go back in the house for 2 days, until the foam dries, and then it’s completely orderless and safe.

Now that I’ve lived with it for a year. I’ve never lived in a more efficient house. I’m so satisfied and would recommend it to everybody…and I do.