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Old 03-04-2014, 09:21 PM
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Hey man. I bought a smaller shop (30x40) a while ago, and am pretty new to the insulating game. Right now there are batts on the walls and the ceiling. Does that vapor barrier help a lot with the insulating, and are you going to add plywood or drywall to those walls? Also, do you ever worry about losing heat through the garage door? Reason I ask it cause my garage door is pretty sketchy, and it seems like it would let all the heat out if I tried to heat it. Is that metal cheaper than putting plywood on ceiling? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to keep my shop as insulated as possible.
Not only will a properly sealed vapor barrier help with drafts, but it stops condensation if you use metal for the interior of your building. When the warm air from inside your building meets the cold air inside your walls, if you have metal it will condensate. This will make your ceiling drip and also ruin your insulation.

I chose to go with metal because it looks nice and it is also much lighter than drywall, plywood, or OSB. For your ceiling I would definitely use metal for those reasons. Wood is cheaper, but don't forget to factor in all the time with primer and paint if you want it to look nice.

Even if you have insulated garage doors they are probably only going to be like R7 at best so they are always going to be a place for major heat loss. Obviously make sure that you have weather stripping all the way around. I was going to put thicker weather stripping on the bottom of my doors, but when I had my openers installed they actually have a decent amount of downward force when closed and the weather strip that's on there now seems to be okay.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:33 PM
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Unbelievable work, looks great very nice.

wish one day I can afford something on that scale.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:54 AM
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Congrats man, nice work, ceilings are the worst to do
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:06 PM
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I have been following this thread for awhile but was also came across your one thread about a website... You ever get that done
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:56 PM
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Pretty much done! I still have to blow in the ceiling, finish the sheet metal around the attic door and hang blinds.

This thing is sealed up tight! Used a laser for the walls to keep the screws straight. Yeah I'm picky lol.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:05 PM
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Awesome stuff man. That shop is going to serve you well!
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:16 PM
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That is awesome
What type of metal are u using on the inside
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:31 PM
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That is awesome
What type of metal are u using on the inside
It was a little thinner than the stuff that was used on the outside. Not sure of the guage. It was quite a challenge dealing with the 20'+ pieces for the back wall without folding them in half. They obviously run floor to ceiling so the center pieces around the basketball goal really sucked. They kept getting hung up on the lower part of the ceiling.
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