Insulating a small shed in Tahoe


Old 11-27-17, 06:33 PM
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Insulating a small shed in Tahoe

Hey, I am thinking about going some basic insulation in a 8x12 shed I just built. I was thinking about using some rolling tech foil but in white so I could just leave It exposed. However, I have read this is not good insulation for this application.

What type of insulation would you recommend for a shed and is there anything that would work if left exposed to the inside of the shed (preferably white)?

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Old 11-27-17, 06:47 PM
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Why does it need to be white?
What's the shed going to be used for?
Old 11-27-17, 06:51 PM
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It was partially mentioned..... Tahoe, California..... I believe.
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Itís just used as my workshop and will be very cold in there this winter. I have a little space heater with thermostat are i will use when in it or going to use it, but would like It to retain some of the heat. Kids use It as well for messier projects that they canít do outside due to snow.

As for white, it just makes everything brighter and easier to see without needing a lot of light.
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Never heard of Rolling Tech Foil but this came up in the search, is this similar to what you had in mind?
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I like the white idea also. I have always painted every inch of my garage and sheds white because I have found that unwanted critters avoid the nooks and crannies more with a bright color and the ones that don't are very easy to for anyone to see in advance, especially youngsters.
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While a thin rolled insulation will be a dramatic improvement it's R value is still pretty low. You'll bring your shed walls up from R 2 to maybe 3 or 4. So, percentage wise it's a huge increase but it's still not much if trying to keep it warm with a small space heater. If the shed has stud walls how about a traditional rolled batt insulation. You would then cover it all with luan or peg board sheet for protection. That could get you up to R15+ which will make it much easier to heat.

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