Insulation in vaulted roof and walls in Maine
My partner and I are planning a small externally insulated shipping container home around Blue Hill Maine. There will be a vaulted or partially vaulted or possibly saltbox or gambrel roof to create sleeping loft space atop one of the containers. The 40 ft containers are planned to be staggered, parallel, with an 8 ft space between them to create a 24by40ish. Or about 960sqft, footprint. It will be a diy build and we have knocked around ideas of bringing one side of the roof down to the ground, a frame style to create a greenhouse along one side. We want to insulate and clad the exterior walls of the shipping containers to preserve precious space on the interior and allow ourselves to enjoy the industrial vibe of the metal walls inside our home.
Any ideas as to pros and cons to the: -various roof styles?
-different types of insulation as to cost and r value?
-size of eaves
-truss vs rafter over the loft?
Any helpful or cautionary input welcome.
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