Insulation for sheds


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Old 06-11-20, 05:07 PM
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Insulation for sheds

A couple of questions to discuss.

First I want to make sure I am getting the right stuff.
2x4 24" OC = R-11
2x4 16" OC = R-13
2x6 24" OC = R-19
Correct????

I have all ways used Owens-Corning Pink Panther roll insulation.
(I'm Just saying) HD doesnt have Owens-Corning in all sizes in stock.
A) Can I mix brands?
B) Is one better than the other or is it just simply preference?

C) Roll vs Batt...???
Based on the above R factors.... I need:
7 rolls of R-11
8 rolls of R-19
24 rolls of R-13
 
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Old 06-12-20, 01:39 AM
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It just depends what color you like!

So why insulating a shed?
 
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Old 06-12-20, 03:31 AM
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Both will have heat/AC units in them.
 
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I don't understand your roll vs batt question. Fiberglass insulation in batt form is sold in rolls or bundle but either way they are still batts. Often the pieces are cut to a certain length so check the lengths you need for your shed to minimize the amount of short pieces you'll be dealing with.
 
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Thanks for the input PD. I thought Batt was just like the roll stuff but already cut into 96" lengths. I thought that was the difference. My understanding that Batt was designed for use in attics where corners etc easier to get the insulation in. Also, its already cut for 8ft walls. I thought that's why the sold it in roll & "Batt". I just thought it was called Batt in the shorter bundles instead of like 32 ft rolls.
Shows what I know.

All of mine are going in walls & ceiling... there wont be any attic area's.... just FYI.

Anyway, thanks for the clarification.
 
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OK back to this topic.

It seems that both big box stores are out of Owens-Corning roll R-11 & its not looking good on getting this anytime soon. As noted in my OP, this is all I have ever used. Its been a good product. So, since I can get this, what are your recommendations? What should I buy, instead. What would be your next choice. I prefer roll please.

Its going in:
1) a new storage building (metal), with heat & air.
2) a new shop/tinkering/piddling/hobby building (metal) with heat & air.
 
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Old 06-20-20, 09:12 PM
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I dont really understand the concern, insulation is insulation use what ever they have!
 
 

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