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chichas01 12-07-2018 01:06 PM

Insulating My Shop Question
 
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Hey folks, first post here on the forum.
I've got a existing pole building shop that I'm framing out with 2x6 bookshelf girts in between the poles. Plan is to insulate and and add drywall so I have a nice place to do work year round. I have a wood stove for winter and will add an A/C unit for the summer.

I've got framing done on most of the shop but before I install the insulation bats, I need to seal up the gap between the outside sheathing. The sheathing is one layer of painted OSB T111. Do I caulk it? Great foam? Tape? Other? I've attached pic where you can see the seam where sheathing comes together.

gmercer_48083 12-07-2018 02:29 PM

Normally the T111 would be nailed to a stud to guarantee the siding (lap) is tight, so that would be my consideration.

GeorgeC 12-07-2018 03:49 PM

That stud would be behind the joint in the OSB.



Are you leaving the OSB as the only outside material? Personally I would want it covered by some material designed to be used as the outside layer on a structure.


George

Steve Neul 12-08-2018 01:06 AM

What I would recommend is covering the OSB with metal building insulation. It comes in rolls 5' and 6' wide with a white vinyl face on it. It's cheaper than other insulation and works very well.

TomCT2 12-08-2018 11:44 PM

use the tape for sealing the flanges around windows and doors - see
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Protecto...7206/100396171


other sizes/prices available - 6" width is more than you need to tape the seams.

chichas01 12-10-2018 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by GeorgeC (Post 2023835)
That stud would be behind the joint in the OSB.



Are you leaving the OSB as the only outside material? Personally I would want it covered by some material designed to be used as the outside layer on a structure.

George

Yep, leaving the OSB for now. May add better siding in the future, but for now that's it.
I could tack a 2x4 in and then nail to it from the outside but some areas would be hard to get to as my ladder isn't tall enough to get to all sides of my shop. It's built above the ground off the side of a hill.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Neul (Post 2023923)
What I would recommend is covering the OSB with metal building insulation. It comes in rolls 5' and 6' wide with a white vinyl face on it. It's cheaper than other insulation and works very well.

That might work for the ceiling where I have a metal roof but I'm already 75% done framing for r-21 insulation which I can't get with the thinner metal building insulation. Building gets pretty hot in summer and cold in winter and I need a well insulated workspace that won't use a ton of wood to heat or electricity to cool.


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Originally Posted by TomCT2 (Post 2024029)
use the tape for sealing the flanges around windows and doors - see
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Protecto...7206/100396171

other sizes/prices available - 6" width is more than you need to tape the seams.

I think between this tape and tacking in a 2x4 as George suggested I can get the seams sealed up.


Thanks for the suggestions guys!


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