|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 01-21-2011 05:08 AM||1117 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-21-2011 05:08 AM
After searching for answers in the forums I could not come up with anything, so I believe I will ask the proffesionals.
I have just moved my shop into a single bay of our barn, 13.5’x25’. It is built on a slab and I have the walls insulated and I will have the roof insulated in the near future. I used R13 bat fiberglass insulation without a vapor barrier other than 1/2” plywood on the walls.
I have a few questions:
I plan on using the attic space for storage, so I am going to insulate between the rafters right up against the roof decking. The soffit is closed off with vinyl vent soffit so at the moment it is breathing freely. How should I insulate down around this area? Should I seal it off comepletely not letting any airflow in or out?
I hope to have the entire space insulated. It does have a metal garage door that I plan on putting some 3/4” foam board in as much as I can to give it some insulation although I doubt it will be very efficient. What should I do about moisture in the shop throughout the seasons? It may not be relevant however because I probably will do alot of work with the garage door open.
How should I prepare myself to deal with moving projects from my shop to inside the climate controlled house?
I live in southeast Alabama so we have hot and humid summers…... very hot, very humid…..