I seem to be cursed with ideas that sound good and don't work out too well. We have this cabin on the lake we inherited from the ILs. It is a nice, small aged cinderblock structure. When FIL remodeled the place in 1984, he turned the screened porch into a sunroom- it open to the LR and kitchen, mostly windowed walls. There were ceiling tiles up in that part of the house. The rest of the house's ceiling is stuccoed. After the trees immediately to the west and east died, we noticed the house was awfully hot in the summer and cold in the winter. We insulated the attic (which had not one bit of insulation!) but discovered this sunroom area attic space- round about a foot tall- didn't communicate to the attic of the main house. Some squirrels got in and chewed holesin the ceiling tiles. After getting rid of the squirrels and discovering there was nothing but space between the ceiling tiles and the roofin that part of the house, , I got the brilliant idea to insulate the sunroom attic space. We hired a handyman in late 2003. I was proud that the house wasn't quite as frigid that winter (still could feel the drafts rolling off the windows. Another story) Then we got 3 hurricanes in 2004. During Jeanne, the ceiling tiles in the sunroom came down. Near as I could figure, the wind came in the soffits and had no where to go. Thank GOODNESS that space didn't communicate to our main attic- we might have lost our roof. We hired a different handyman and he put up new ceiling tiles last month. Two weekends ago we had thunderstorms and wind and the ceiling came down again. This area has ALWAYS had thunderstorms and winds. My FIL's installed ceiling tiles lasted from 1984 to 2003/ The only thing that really changed is the insulation under the wooden slats criss crossing the "attic" space. Any ideas what I can do to !1. Have a ceiling that stays put and 2. Will not serve as a heat or cold drain for our heating and airconditioning?? Any suggestions would be appreciated!