|Forum topic by SteveKorz||posted 06-10-2010 06:36 PM||1352 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-10-2010 06:36 PM
About a week ago, I had a tree crash into my shop. It messed up the roof and crushed some pearlings. The overall structure was OK, but now the entire thing leaks like a screen. I’m doing a mass Exodus of tools and wood at the moment.
I’m ordering new metal and I’m going to redo the entire shop. I’m also going to insulate it with R9 1” foamboard, so I can work in the winter. Foamboard seems like my best option, since it is a post and frame structure.
My question is this: When I insulate this shop, I thought about wrapping it in heavy bisqueen plastic (6 mil) as a vapor barrier. I’m putting in a new entry door, 3 windows, and a new overhead door that will also be insulated, so the shop will be tight. If the temperature isn’t kept controlled all year inside, will this lead to a moisture problem in the summer? I’m trying to avoid all the moisture issues and cut down on the tool/tablesaw/bandsaw rust, etc. If it did lead to an internal moisture issue, would I be able to run a dehumidifyer in it during the “above freezing” temps for 9 months out of the year without it affecting my wood (warpage, cupping, etc)??
I’m really looking forward to your imput here, I’m sure that most of you have battled this issue over time. Since construction will most likely begin within 10 days, I’m trying to get my ducks in a row and plan a little.
As always, Thanks in Advance!
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