PERSIST Workshop Wall Construction in Upstate NY (Zone 5A/6A)
I am going to break ground on a 24'x32' detached workshop in a month or two. I liked Martin's article on "Getting Insulation Out of Your Walls and Ceilings" enough that I am going to give the PERSIST technique a try with this workshop. Here is my wall detail.
It is slab on grade with radiant floor heat. The foundation is a block wall on a poured concrete footing. The foundation, walls, and roof are insulated with XPS foam. The walls are 2x4 stud walls with open stud bays. I can always add insulation in the stud bays later and drywall if I find I need it. It has a truss roof. The exterior finishes are vinyl siding and asphalt shingle. I am using "Ground Breaker" panels over the exterior foundation foam. I am planning a heat exchange ventilator to get fresh air in.
We were going to use 1x4 furring, but we are having trouble finding it in longer lengths at a reasonable cost. We will likely go to 2x4 instead of 1x4.
Please let me know your thoughts on the design. Also, please let me know if the drawing helps you.
-- C.B. Edgar
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Posted Mar 4, 2012 9:51 PM ET
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