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Forum topic by Willow posted 09-15-2010 02:31 AM 853 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2010 02:31 AM

My shop has a slanted tin roof – 10’ high at front down to about 6’ in back. The roof members are full 4” rough cut and currently have R-Max foil insulation attached as a ceiling. I would like to pull that down and put solid foam insulation between the roof studs and semi-recess fluorescent fixtures in. I don’t want drywall on the ceiling and was wondering if the vinyl soffitt material that I see under porch roofs would work well in the shop. It would definitely be a lot less work – more time for projects!

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 10:56 AM

Don’t know why it wouldn’t work. We are considering the same material for our new deck roof’s ceiling.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 11:36 AM

There is a product called AG LINER. It has profile similar to metal but is pvc material. Easy to clean and very durable. Try a TSC store ,they might carry it !

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 02:11 PM

I used vinal soffit material to cover the ceiling of a three seasons porch on a home I had in Rehoboth Beach Delaware 20 yrs ago and it is still there today. And it looks the same there is no fading or discoleration because it was inside. I habe been thinking of putting in my shop because I have water and sewer lines above my shope and would not want to experience a leak and be unable to reach it. I would say go for it

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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