Patrick's Barn: Oh Boy! Mountains of Polyiso Insulationcomments (2) November 18th, 2011 in Blogs
This morning was the most exciting day on our barn project since we poured the slab. We took delivery of 2-1/2 pallets of fiberglass-faced polyisocyanurate insulation. We bought it from Insulation Depot, a company in Framingham, Mass., that salvages the stuff from commercial roof projects. I placed the order on Tuesday and received the material Friday morning.
The plan is to cut some of the 4x8 panels to 16-in. widths and fit them between the horizontal framing members (girts). We'll put a second layer on the inside of the barn and stagger the seams. If we have enough, we'll also cut panels to fit inside the rafter cavities in the sections of sloping ceiling up in the loft. With some judicious air-sealing, we should have a supertight shell.
I was impressed with the condition of the salvaged material. The company even sent a half-pallet extra—so we don't complain about any broken pieces, I suppose. If the weather is good, we should be installing foam and hanging siding this weekend.
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