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Insulating My Shop Question

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

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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.


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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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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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