How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

Terry Skindilias
Updated: Aug. 3, 2020

We want to insulate a 3 season cottage to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the spring and fall. We are putting a metal roof on and insulating on top of the old one. Is it better to insulate the rest of the cottage from inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is better? The inside of the cottage right now has no finished walls

Responses (4)

Terry Skindilias 5 years ago

The existing structure is probably 80 years old so it looks like almost a wood cabin. I believe it is cedar that has been stained and the ceikling is also exposed. We do not want to cover the ceiling that is why we are insulating the roof from the outside. This will always be a 3 season max cottage. It has been in the family since the beginning and we are not worrying about resale value. We are putting a wood burning stove in and like I said just looking for a little more cooler in summer and warmer in early spring and late fall. The structure is 2 x 4 studs. We just had bthe whole place rewired to code

Ecohome 5 years ago
Carol Ann Goddard 3 years ago