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I recently purchased a log home here in Northern Michigan. I absolutely love it! But how do I winterize the roof? The home is 25 years old and I dont want to loose the log look from the interior.

Hi Amanda! Welcome to the wonderful world of log homes (and maintenance)!

I have seen a number of fixes for this situation. I would suggest tearing off the old shingles and getting down to the original boards. Next install plywood or OSB board onto the roof boards. After that, use a structural 2X 6-8-10 or 12, build up the roof and insulate the cavity. This can be done with sheet foam, fiberglass or blown in foam. Always use a vent system above this of 1 to 2 inches.

Next your finish ply or OSB with shingles or what ever is preferred. A local builder is suggested for this so he can speck out the structural requirements. We would be more than happy to give you a quote to do so.

Thank you!
The Log Doctor.

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