Insulation of an old garage


Old 01-24-16, 01:51 PM
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Insulation of an old garage

Hello I am new to this forum so hello and I wanted to get some advice.

My house was built in 1912 and has a detached garage/shop and MIL apt that used to be the stable and carriage houses respectively.

I would like to add insulation to the garage/shop however it is not like modern buildings. The frame of the structure has direct connection to the outside overlapping boards that make up the walls so if I were to put in insulation it would be directly contacting the weather potentially. I have been told this is problematic. So without tearing off the walls and essentially rebuilding it from scratch, how would I go about insulating this structure?
Old 01-24-16, 03:29 PM
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I don't think I'm understanding correctly. It sounds like your garage is constructed normally with clapboard siding nailed to studs. What is the ceiling construction?
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1/2 or 1" blue foam then the insulation with the paper toward the inside.
There is no location mentioned so we going to have to make some guesses of the rest.
Google "insulation zone map" .
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If money is not a major concern then have it professionally insulated with closed cell two-pound density spray foam.

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