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Question:


We have a 35 year old Lindol log cabin in Alaska, about 28 by 32 feet, with an original sloping roof. Logs are milled to 2 3/4 inches thick, by 5 inches wide, tongue up, groove down. What are some of the alternatives to improving insulation value, and strengthening/straightening the vertical walls, which are bowing noticeably. It has some insulated siding part way around and a steep metal roof added now. We would like to add on. Is this a practical possibility?

Answer:

You should deal with a local building contractor that knows the building codes for your area. Maybe get a structural engineer for the bowing walls. Get references.

The only thing I can think of for insulating would be to build 2x4 walls around the interior and insulate them.

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