Not insulating. Nuff said.
This is part two of my follow-up to Back Hall: We Need to Make a Ceiling Decision, where we were having a hard time figuring out the best way to partially insulate the ceiling/roof.
Now, I am a decision maker. I don't normally waffle too long. I may come up with eight different ideas, but I'm pretty efficient at deciding which one to go with. Part of being an efficient decision maker is knowing when I'm having trouble deciding. Usually when that happens, I just don't decide and live with what I've got a little longer. This works really, really well for things like furniture, clothing, cookware, plants...just about everything.
But for some reason I didn't employ this strategy with the back hall ceiling. I.don't.know.why. Luckily, due to some reader suggestions, not to mention "fresh eyes" on the problem, I was taken by the shoulders and shaken like a dog shakes a dead toy.
Snap out of it, man!
Does the space really need insulation? Probably not, it's not heated anyway.
So, why bother? Well, because it gets cold out there in the winter and becomes a sauna in the summer.
Didn't you install new windows that open? Won't that help with the sauna? Yes, that is a good point.
Isn't the space really just a passageway to the basement and the back yard? You don't, like sit around back there do you? Yes, that's true. No, we don't.
Could you maybe live with the space uninsulated for a while and revisit the idea later if it seems appropriate? Yes, we'll go with that!
So, there you have it. We've decided to hold off on insulating. One problem solved and just 73 more to go. It's all in the details, folks, and we've got some weird ones to figure out. We'll just have to get creative.