Suggestions for insulating a large garage workshop
Hi everyone. I just purchased a property in western Massachusetts zone five a. I am planning to renovate the existing 24 x 60 barn for use as a year-round workshop. The building is slab on grade with 2 x 6 framed walls 24 inches on center, sided with rough pine board and batten nailed to the studs and bracing. Currently, there is a bit of air exchange between the interior and exterior due to some of the battens pulling away from the nailers. Additionally, when the building was built the builder installed a four mill plastic barrier between the studs and the board and batten which is now badly deteriorated.
The ceiling joists and rafters are also 2 x 6, 24 on center and have a clearance of 8 feet under the joist.
I have already had 100 amp electrical service installed and plan to also add propane for heat. The space will be used frequently, 3 to 7 times per week however I do not plan to keep the building conditioned at all times.
My questions are as follows:
What is the best way to seal and insulate the walls from the inside of the building?
What are my options for insulating the roof as a cathedral ceiling given the existing framing?
Posted Jul 18, 2014 3:42 PM ET
Edited Jul 19, 2014 6:38 AM ET
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