Insulation, Vapor Barrier, Air Barrier for Pole Barn Conversion
I covet any and all advice/encouragement.
I am currently in analysis paralysis mode… Due to this mode, I am (literally) still living in a tent. I’m in zone 3a in Alabama. I have a 20×30 pole barn on a concrete slab that I am going to convert into a house, I’ll be adding a 15×30 addition that will have a crawlspace. I want this to be as energy efficient as possible, I’d rather spend the money needed up front to do it right. It will be heated with a wood stove. I am struggling with all of the options- air sealing, vapor barriers, insulation, etc. I was able to salvage lumber from another barn that took a hit. I have enough lumber to do 2×6 construction on the 30′ sides of the house but will have to do 2×4 construction on the 20′ sides of the house.
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