We have a 20' x 20' workshop detached from our house. I'm converting
it to an office/studio.
The workshop had plywood nailed to the frame for the walls with no
insulation. I don't have a large budget for his project, so I have
pried the plywood panels off and added batt insulation in the walls,
then nailed the plywood panels back up.
I've completed that phase. And instead of sheet rocking the walls, I
found a tip where you can take a roller and cover the walls with
sheetrock joint compound. It worked amazingly well. The walls look
like they are sheetrocked and finished.
The reason for the concern with the insulation, is that I want the
place to be able to be cooled effectively with a window unit AC. We
are in Texas.
The joists in the ceiling are exposed. A friend of mine who is a home
builder suggested that I put Celetex foam on the bottom of the joists
with drywall screws. I would then blow in Cellulose in the attic
Question 1) How do I preserve access to the attic with a hatch of some
I'm thinking that I would like to use luan or OSB to put underneath
the celetex foam. And then possibly glue acoustic tile to the wood.
This is the plan so far. Is it misdirected or will it work?
Do you mean Celotex?
In any case, check the requirements to cover this material with a fire
resistant material. Most foams can not be used with direct exposure due to
the problems if they are exposed to fire. Drywall may be enough.
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Sounds like you plan to use the attic for storage.
If that is true, I suggest you look at the Building Science web site
for your climate.
Typical attic spaces above insulation and vented are very hard on
paper and other materails.
If you do place the insulation at the ceiling level, it's not hard to
make a removable frame with insulation in it as an attic hatch.
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