Need info about soil roof on a log house.

Nick Hull nhull at
Mon Mar 9 08:17:56 EST 1998

In article <6dvo2m$cs0 at>, ba221 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA
(Gaetan Mailloux) wrote:

> A soil roof have a bit of the advantage of the underground house;
> "calorific mass", so it store the day's energy from the sun and give back
> some of it at night. 
Thermal mass does little good above your head.  You might be better served
by a thick blanket of leaves covered by a shingle roof (watch out for
fire!).  Or use dry soil for insulation below a shingle or slate roof.

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