Want reccomendations on superinsulating a 42x60 shop in Canada (Zone 7a)
Hi, we are located about 3 hours north of Grand Forks and are rebuilding a farm shop that we lost this winter due to snow load. It is going to be regular stud construction 16" o.c. as for the size and span and wall height (16') our engineers will not stamp 24" o.c.
We have the option of either 2x6 or 2x8 studs. The outside cladding will be metal and thte construciotn method used up here is to put 2x4 strapping horizontally on the studs to the exterior and the metal siding is attached to that. T
his leaves a 1.5 inch gap between the studs/insulation and the exterior wall. I was considering placing a layer of 1.5'EPS in that exterior spacing - to stop thermal bridging etc. but after reading some of the forums here I am not sure that is the best solution. any advice/thoughts would be appreciated
Posted Jun 12, 2014 5:52 PM ET
Edited Jun 13, 2014 7:20 AM ET
Other Questions in Energy efficiency and durability
Can I install 3/8" T-1-11 clear siding over existing 5/8" T-1-11 siding to create a Board and Batten Look?