I'm thinking about building a garage, roughly 40 x 28. I am tossing
around the idea of doing it as a pole barn and putting the concrete pad
in after it's up.
How could I insulate the walls? Would I have to frame up the inside? If
so it would seem to be sensible to build the garage the regular way.
Or is there something you can spray on the walls?
And, is a pole barn type garage cheaper than a framed up one?
I've been looking at using foam. I've only found one place that sells
to general public in "DIY" that's fomofoam.com (IIRC). I've been
looking at the retrofit foam for my house, but in new construction,
you can use the less expensive (not by much though) version.
I imagine you'll have to finish the interior with something once you
spray. (again, local codes and common sense apply.)
can't help you here.. i'm not an expert in construction. If i have
a grasp of the differences correctly, i would say it would be
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
The main reason for a pole barn approach is for outbuildings that do not
*need* a paved floor, e.g. for storage of utility vehicles.
I'm not sure why you'd want to do it this way, if you intend to put in a
pad anyway. Much better to have the pad part of the foundation and the
barn properly seated. Pole barns are like fences with roofs.
If you're looking at an insulated outbuilding pole barn is definitely
*not* the way to go. There's no seal at the ground level, basically.
(You don't even have to get tremendously close.)
Go buy Taunton's _Building a Shed_, which is a superlative book about
all aspects of outbuilding construction. You'll be able to make those
design decisions with much better foreknowledge.
For insulation, given this will be new construction, I'd think in terms
of best practices for house construction. A foam deal is a hack for
existing, uninsulated construction, IMHO (not to mention it's harder to
deal with if you're adding/moving electric or something else later on,
which is more likely in an outbuilding). If the walls are framed up you
can use any variety of blown insulation, of course, but it's probably
best to staple in battens the old-fashioned way *before* you close up
the wall. (This also allows you to properly install a moisture barrier.)
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