Insulating a room in a pole barn?

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Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby tom4018 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:27 pm

For lack of a better term we are building a man cave in a garage/pole barn. Metal siding that has the double bubble reflective insulation behind the metal. Was planning on framing out walls in between the posts and finishing off a room. I was wondering is un-faced insulation would be best? I was think the insulation there next to the metal would be a vapor barrier and if I used a faced insulation that moisture might get trapped in between them.

Am I thinking wrong? Any builders out there that might have some suggestions?
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby ddd75 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:33 am

i would use polyiso sheets. i wouldn't do fiberglass in a metal building.
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Postby M-5 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:40 am

ISO is best insulation. R factor is 6 per inch.
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby ddd75 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:44 am

M-5 wrote:ISO is best insulation. R factor is 6 per inch.



i put 2" thick sheets commercial grade underneath my houses metal roof. It feels so good in the house.. hardly ever have to use the A/C or heat. extremely comfortable.. never know what the weather is unless you look outside.
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby tom4018 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:30 am

What would you do if it was already framed out?
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Postby M-5 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:00 pm

tom4018 wrote:What would you do if it was already framed out?

Put iso between studs
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby D2Cat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:51 pm

Not being familiar with ISO, I looked it up. Seems you can be some that was a removed from projects in various cities. http://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/poly-iso-insulation/
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Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:55 pm

D2Cat wrote:Not being familiar with ISO, I looked it up. Seems you can be some that was a removed from projects in various cities. http://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/poly-iso-insulation/


I can buy new for close to those prices.
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby tom4018 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 pm

M-5 wrote:
tom4018 wrote:What would you do if it was already framed out?

Put iso between studs


Will that create a moisture problem with the bubble wrap under the metal and the iso in the studs?
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby M-5 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:03 am

Your bubble wrap will act as a moisture barrier to keep ambient air out
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Re: Insulating a room in a pole barn?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:54 pm

Speaking from experience....Spray foam.
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