If you’re new here and wondering what this is all about, I’m documenting my build of a solar powered off grid office built from a Tuff-Shed - in many detailed steps. Last week, I insulated the walls. This week, I insulate the ceiling!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.sevarg.net/2016/06/12/solar-shed-part-5-roof-insulation/
(Comments from Blogger)
2018-10-29 by Minnowonsay
Thank you. This made me laugh and was very encouraging. Now I know all the things not to do!
2020-06-27 by Unknown
I am looking to cover similar size ceiling. How much did the rock wool cost you. I don’t know how many rolls to buy. They are £45 in wickes. Bit expensive
2020-08-09 by MV
Well, I went with the evil fiberglass for the walls and suffered through the weekend with coughing and sinus trouble, but that part is done. I’m on to the ceiling and I am planning on 3.5 in wide by 12 ft runs of pine t & g. Since nothing goes between the batting and the pine, was just going to hold it in place with twine runs and remove them as I go. PS - I’m not “off the grid” but am finishing out the inside of a tuff shed studio.
2020-08-09 by MV
I assume the extra 2 inch rigid insulation is to make it all super efficient? I went with the evil fiberglass bats for the walls and suffered the weekend for it. I am using open bats for the ceiling. I also plan on having modest power for an ambient air “flow through” heater.
2020-08-13 by Russell Graves
More or less, yes. Since I’m heated and cooled off grid, I wanted to go with a bit more than the average insulation. That, plus the aluminium insulation tape, makes a pretty air tight enclosure on the inside. It doesn’t take much to heat, and in the summer, the sun beating down is easily defeated with my air conditioner.