Insulating the buildings interior in the usual fashion was not an option for me since I wanted the natural wooden beams and trusses to remain visible throughout most of the studios inside. The only way to achieve this was to insulate from the roof up, and thats exactly what was done.
My husband and I did a lot of research on this subject and were very fortunate to be directed to a product approved commercial roofer, Nutek Roofing Systems located in Lake Hopatcong just a hop, skip and a jump from the studio.
As you will see from the following photographs this installation was not a simple application of just shingles. There were layers of insulation boards offset with vented insulation nailboard panels, an ice shield, deep fascia's, vented soffits, shingles, roof vents and heavy duty aluminum cladding and gutters. We are very pleased with a job well done, expedited in a timely manner by a very professional and warm owner and crew.
In the upper left corner of this picture you can see Lake Swannanoa. The lake is not visible from the road because of the dam that Ringling erected. This was done so that he could produce electricity for his estate.
Cones and a boards were placed at the nearest corner to the road to protect passing vehicles.
Vented Insulation Nailboard Panel
Here you can see one of the vented insulation nailboard panels, which is resting on the roofs surface behind the crouched roofer. The ice shield is being unrolled and laid over the insulation panels.
The completed back roof.
The finished roof! Youd never guess that there is 4 of insulation under the shingles.