Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Thanks for taking the time to make this video. Great information and very timely for me as I complete my single stall garage conversion to workshop. I insulated my garage using R-13 with vapor barrier (2x4 studs), then drywall, texture and paint. It looks great but now that nighttime temps are single digit the door and floor are killing me! I saw your video and I think I'll mimic your excellent solution.
I'm ready to make a set of blankets to cover my 8x7 door. I have a few questions:
- I have r-13 encapsulated insulation, 15" wide, to make my blankets. Is that enough?
- I need to make two blankets. Do you think using 6mil plastic sheet made into a bag using vapor barrier tape will provide insulation without condensation? My door is a foam core clad door like yours. I always worry about proper placement of the vapor barrier and worry having a double sided vapor barrier will condensate.
- can you post a few detail photos and explanation of your mechanism for hanging the blankets onto the door and the upper blanket?
With regards to your floor, can you share the details?
- Any concerns about condensation? My slab was poured in 1964 so it's very doubtful there's any vapor barrier.
- What distance did you use for your joists? Did you set them directly on the concrete or did you float them?
- did you use a vapor barrier on top of the studs?
- 4" or 6" joists?
- Floor insulation details? what did you use? how thick?
- what did you use for flooring? I need cheap, I splurged on LED lights and now I'm over budget!