Detached Garage Insulation
Hello GBA Community!
I spent about an hour trying to find the answer to insulating a detached garage but mostly found articles about an attached garage.
I will have a detached garage in zone 6 (central Idaho). I want to be able to turn on some heat when someone is doing a project in the garage.
I thought I wanted to run pex in the slab. But thanks to GBA, that seems like a waste. It seems the best option is ceiling mounted radiant heat (electric) over the “shop area” might be best because it is fairly quick instead of heating the whole slab for those occasional projects.
But now the burning question is …. how to insulate? I will add ceiling and wall insulation (FG batts) myself. But should I do anything before they pour the slab? I noted one person pointed out that an uninsulated slab provides ground source heat. Our ground source wells show a temp of about 47 degrees, but not sure how that works out closer to the surface (like a slab).
I would really appreciate your thoughts! You all have helped me so much so far. We are breaking ground next week! Joining GBA was a great choice.
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