Recommendations for finishing a house on island in SE Alaska?
I purchased a partially completed house on a small island 80 miles south of Juneau. The 40x30, 2.5 story house is built on pilings with 2x12 floor joist on 16" centers, 1x6 walls, 16" oc, a combination of 5/16th osb and plywood, wall sheeting, all windows and doors installed, a finished raised seam metal roof, second floor (2x12, 16"oc and stairway done, and minimal inside framing accomplished. The amount of framing in the house shell is really overdone!
The climate is "temperate rainforest" (lots of rain), with the record low temperature of -6 F and average January temperatures of 23.5 F. Tyvek on the outside is mostly weathered and blown away.
All building supplies must be ferried to a nearby village, off loaded, then reloaded on a small boat before being floated across a channel and then transported to the other side of the island; making all supplies very labor intensive and expensive (not complaining just being factual).
I want to finish this house and most likely will live there 4 -5 months yearly (May through September), although I may spent a couple of winters as well.
My main questions deal with how best to insulate, foam exterior sheets + wall batts, just batts, just exterior foam and how many inches. I plan on a metal and wood siding on a rain screen, although some vinyl siding is an option.
I hope my description elicits some suggestions from the experts, I'm not a builder, although I worked in the construction trades a lifetime ago and have some diy skills.
I would appreciate any and all help.
Posted Fri, 02/28/2014 - 14:04
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