The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Snow no longer melts off the roof

Snow on a trailer roof

We enjoyed a solstice snow, which gave me some solid (if non-numerical) data about the value of the newly insulated roof.  Mark and I both seem to recall that during previous snows, the frozen water melted right off in short order, but this time around, it seems to be sticking and staying.  R30 on top of the R13 already in the roof of the old trailer seems to be doing the trick of keeping heat inside the house where it belongs.

To read more about insulating a mobile home, check out Trailersteading, which I'll be writing much more about next week.

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.