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Snapper12 10-23-2012 06:57 PM

Finishing the garage with insulation and drywall.
 
I want to finish my garage with insulation and drywall. It is a ranch style home with an attached garage. The attic above the house is open to the attic area above the garage. I do not plan on heating the garage. I just want it to be warmer than outside during the winter months. I am worried about the effects of moisture.

1. I plan on putting 9" insulation in the garage ceiling and 3/12" insulation in the walls.
2. Should I isolate the attic area above the house with a wall between the attic above the garage?
3. Should I use a moisture barrier in the garage walls (walls that face the outside) or ceiling?
4. Should a moisture barrier be used in the wall between the house and garage?
5. Should I install moisture resistant drywall (5/8" for ceiling and 1/2" for walls?
6. Should I install a ventilation fan?
7. Should a drain with a drywell be installed to cut down on water build up from melting snow?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

joecaption 10-23-2012 09:59 PM

Before anyone can ansewer insulation or venting related questions you need to go back and edit you profile with your location.

Snapper12 10-24-2012 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Snapper12 (Post 1036714)
I want to finish my garage with insulation and drywall. It is a ranch style home with an attached garage. The attic above the house is open to the attic area above the garage. I do not plan on heating the garage. I just want it to be warmer than outside during the winter months. I am worried about the effects of moisture.

1. I plan on putting 9" insulation in the garage ceiling and 3/12" insulation in the walls.
2. Should I isolate the attic area above the house with a wall between the attic above the garage?
3. Should I use a moisture barrier in the garage walls (walls that face the outside) or ceiling?
4. Should a moisture barrier be used in the wall between the house and garage?
5. Should I install moisture resistant drywall (5/8" for ceiling and 1/2" for walls?
6. Should I install a ventilation fan?
7. Should a drain with a drywell be installed to cut down on water build up from melting snow?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I live in Michigan so it can get below 0F quite often.


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