Seeking a contractor in SF Bay Area for rigid foam above an open beam ceiling
I’m seeking a SF Bay Area contractor or energy firm able to soup to nuts a re-roofing job, on a 1940’s bungalow with hand-hewn open beam ceilings with end-of-life disposable shingles above. The job should end up solar mount compatible.
So far I’m not finding people who “get it”. Some want to install insulation below the historic ceiling, then add sheetrock to meet fire code. No, no, no. It’s a historic ceiling, not going to happen.
But this could work:
Important details include the edge flashing, and how to ensure the screws hit the proper rafters not the thin decking. This is a shaded hillside property in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, zip code 94563 Zone 3C. The building is a bungalow or cottage style with thin framed walls and lots of owner-builder construction, single story. There’s no insulation. Heat is forced air gas at the moment, with gas tank water storage, and cold slab tile floors with throw rugs. About half the cottage has an attic, the other half is a 1.5 story open beam ceiling, with a lovely river rock chimney, interior plaster, and exterior stucco. ———– Who can help get a top insulated roof onto this place, with solar potential?
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