High Performance Details for Pole Barn Structure
Has anyone heard or seen of a high performance wall and ceiling details for a pole barn structure that has a integrated residence (by integrated I mean the residence is encapsulated within the roof and walls of the pole barn)? There’s two details to consider, the shop space and the living space. I’m looking for passive house levels of performance for the walls and roof of the residence. Both would have exterior walls which would by default have sheet metal siding and roofing attached to 2×6 cross members. Other than that, the possibilities are endless. The Climate Zone is 6 in the this case. The Flathead Lake Montana region. I’ve been scouring the internet for some wisdom and I’m not finding many folks attempting high performance walls when using pole barn structures, most just spray foam and call it day. A higher performing detail seems pretty doable with a double stud wall design on the residence portion. I’m a little out of my depth on how the sheet metal would impact the moisture issue and how to tackle the air barrier.
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