Need advice for walls and insulating

mgaryOctober 16, 2010

I have a 27' x 23' metal building that I am finally inclosing and putting up a 16x10 garage door. The metal "studs" are spaced 4 ft. I was thinking of installing � osb laying it horizontal then laying peg board for the next 4ft up. Do you think the 4 ft spacing of the metal "studs" is going to be a problem? Also if I decide to add insulation could someone give me advice on what type. I plan on doing a small area at a time. I live in the south so my main concern is keeping it from becoming an oven in the summer. Thanks for your advice.

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randy427

I would install 2x4s horizontally and on the flat, 18" OC, accross the metal studs to attach the osb. Styrofoam panels in the cavities can be used for insulation. A big concern there is the reflectivity of the roofing and good ventilation.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 2:29PM
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mgary

Thanks for the help. Should i just put one styrofoam panel in each cavity and if so should i press it up against the outside wall?

Thanks

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 9:00PM
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randy427

More is better, and I wouldn't want it too looose in there.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 6:25PM
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