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Insulating a steel Quonset home

cyndisoup | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

Perhaps you can help us, we have built a 36×42′ Quonset style home and are stalled by the insulation process. We lose so much interior space with fiberglass insulation. 12″ to be exact. We were wondering if anyone had used ceramic paint as a thermal/vapor barrier? Super Therm sells this paint and we were thinking it might keep the condensation down and also help reduce our R value requirements. Any suggestions?

 

 

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  1. Expert Member
    MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #1

    See Martin's advice in your other thread on radiant paint. Here is what was suggested in an earlier discussion on the same topic: https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/question/how-would-you-insulate-a-metal-quonset-hut

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Cyndi,
    You have posted the same question in two locations. On the other page where you posted the question, this is the answer I provided:

    Cyndi,
    Super Therm paint is a scam. There is no such thing as "insulating paint." For more information, see "An ‘Insulating’ Paint Salesman Is Tripped Up By His Own Product."

    I know it's too late in your case, but I'm going to use this opportunity to let other GBA readers know that insulation decisions have to be finalized before construction begins. For more information on this topic, see "Plan Ahead for Insulation."

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