Helpful? 0

Insulating a barn ceiling

I live in northern New Jersey. I am insulating the room above my barn. The barn is unheated. I am planning to insulate the floor from underneath and cover it with plywood.

My question is whether to use faced or unfaced insulation and if faced is recommended, which way should the facing face?
Thank you
Randy

Asked by Randy Aubrecht
Posted Sat, 12/01/2012 - 14:33
Edited Sun, 12/02/2012 - 06:47

Tags:

1 Answer

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.
Helpful? 0

Randy,
Unfaced insulation makes more sense than faced insulation. (Your subfloor is a vapor retarder, so you don't need facing on the insulation.)

However, it's a bad idea to use fiberglass batts in this location, because they will perform very poorly. To learn why, read this article: How to Insulate a Cold Floor.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Sun, 12/02/2012 - 06:41

Other Questions in Energy efficiency and durability

Oil filled heaters

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Tim Young | Oct 25, 14

Thermostats with radiant floor heating

In Mechanicals | Asked by Mike Legge | Oct 12, 11

Calculating how much air needed to even out temps for minisplit

In Mechanicals | Asked by Tom Frisch | Oct 23, 14

How do deviations in average winter temperature affect energy consumption?

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by norm farwell | Oct 24, 14

Flat roof insulation

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Angela M | Nov 22, 13
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!