I am in the early stages of planning to convert the top floor of a detached
barn into guest quarters or even just a large playroom. It is typical
balloon framing, about 130 years old and in excellent shape.
My question: In the top floor, I will insulate (some sort of blown-in---the
stud bays aren't exactly regular). Must I put sheetrock up? Can I just cover
with tongue and groove boards? Does code require sheetrock?
Sheetrock is best and will keep dust down. Blown in will cause a -lot-
of dust while being blown and some will probably continue to filter out
without the -rock. Sheetrock is a cheap and quick covering and if you
are going to cover it with boards doesn't have to be taped. As some one
else said "check with your local building inspector"
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