Why start anything inside when we have a leaky roof, right? The first project we decided to tackle, was one of the biggest – and one that we could not tackle ourselves… the roof. This project was quite the eye opener…a lesson learned with log cabins…no project is easy, quick, or inexpensive…and ALL projects, no matter how small, lead into 5 other projects!
We wanted the roof to look original – which meant tearing off all the layers (all 4 of them!) and insulating the roof from the exterior so that the original log beams and tongue-and-groove ceiling could be exposed in the lodge room. What we found was that from the leaking, most of the roof was rotted – and had to be torn off! …I can’t even describe the pit in my stomach when the roofers told us the “the whole thing” was coming off… the sky’s the limit! …
I’m sure the neighbors “loved” us with all the debri that was around the house for the MONTH it took to do this job!
(original estimation from roofers was 1 week!)
After the exterior was torn off, looking up in the lodge room was like looking up at an old barn ceiling!
Tearing out the paneled ceiling and walls in the lodge room…so that the roofers could see the roof from the inside and install the skylights.