Dense-packed cellulose, slab on grade, pole building
Thanks to all who take the time to read this and the responses.
I’m wanting to build an efficient and cost effective house in the 7A climate in northern MN. I’m looking at putting up a pole building ranch style for cheapness with radiant floor heat. Propane boiler (I live in the rural area). Question 1 is I plan on doing a modified truss wall. In the fact that the poles will hold up the roof up. I would stand a 2×4 wall one foot inside of the poles for dense packed cellulose. Can i put the cellulose directly on the heated concrete floor with no problems. Question 2. I will have metal for siding and roof. The metal siding will just be attached by stringers running horizontally across the poles. Will the tin be strong enough to hold back the dense packed cellulose insulation with out bulging? I would put house wrap around the building before the siding. Or do I need to fully sheet the exterior before the metal siding. I know many don’t recommend metal siding and roofing but it’s cost effective and very very low maintenance. I’m sure I will have more questions as the responses roll in. Thanks to all.
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