Converting metal shed into a home

Old 08-13-15, 07:39 AM
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Converting metal shed into a home

I'll try and make this as simple as it looks. Metal building with stick frame. 2x4 roof trusses. Gable style roof, no attic space, Direct contact with Metal roof. No decking. Cathedral ceiling. Wanting to temporarily insulate between 2x4s to get me through the winter untill I can remove the metal roof and lay down plywood, felt, fur strips and metal the right way. (Current metal roofing is layed with the corrugated lines running horizontal) Zone 5. MO. Options I am considering: retrofitting some sort of V.B. (latex paint, foil, foil lined rigid foam) and then insulating underneath it and putting another barrier on the inside. I can't afford spray foam and will need to remove the roof later so I can't go with that option as it will stick to the metal. Main concern is condensation well as the option of Air space or dead airspace. I have pictures if anyone would like to see what I am working with... Once again, this will be a semi temporary thing, unless I can find a way to do it permanently and still the take metal off later. I am new to this site and not experienced at threading....hope it goes well!
Old 08-13-15, 08:11 AM
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Without seeing it, I would think that kraft faced insulation would work but you would have to cover it with dry wall, even if you don't spackle & tape.
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Pics would definitely help us help you -
Old 08-13-15, 09:40 AM
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Dont use a double VB because if you have a leak it has to be able to dry.

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