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Raindrop sacrifice

holding up plywood panels for ceiling insulation installation

We decided to insulate the new porch roof in an effort to decrease the heat that radiates from the toasty tin.

The plan is to use this as an experiment to see if we want to do a similar thing on the first porch.

One downside is the sound of rain drops on our tin roof being muffled, which is no small thing to delete. Doing this porch first will help us to determine just how much of the natural rain drop melody will be sacrificed for a little thermal efficiency.

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Now you're just a couple of sliding glass doors away from a conservatory. :-)
Comment by Roland_Smith Wed Aug 29 19:33:11 2012
Roland --- We actually are thinking of a sunroom eventually, mostly because we've eaten every meal on the north porch since it was installed and aren't looking forward to having to move back inside when it gets cold! I don't think we'll heat the sunroom, though, so it'll probably just be for spring and fall dining/hanging out/seed starting, and I'll want it to get as much winter sun as possible. That means we'll probably put it on the south side of the trailer, vs. this porch which is on the east for cool summer afternoons. :-)
Comment by anna Thu Aug 30 08:59:10 2012

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