Garage Insulation Question - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 10

garage insulation question

I live in North Dakota and am looking at insulating, sheetrocking, and heating a detached garage. What type of insulation would I need to use? What rating would I need?


bigbrad123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000

garage insulation question


I don't live in North Dakota, but where I live, the minimum insulation required for a heated garage is R-13. It is not going to be used as a living space/area, so the requirements aren't the same as in a home.
If you have 2x6 walls, use R-19.
If you really want to keep the place warm, you can go with an R-30 for the ceiling joists. R -30 isn't cheap on the costs.

My 2 cents from New England


Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 05-20-2006 at 07:45 AM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 12:42 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 430
Rewards Points: 250

garage insulation question

I'm in W. Canada, and we too would use R-19 in the walls (2x6).As much as you can afford in the ceiling. You can add more later, too, if you like. As a reference, here, in a home it is required to have R-40 in the ceiling. Don't forget to vapour barrier on the "warm-in-winter" side of the insulation before the sheetrock..
Bonus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2006, 06:34 AM   #4
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 71
Rewards Points: 75

garage insulation question

at your local hardware store, they should know and stock the r-value you will need. i would use the rolled with vapor barrier flanges. whats youe email address? i will send u a pic of my garage job.
THEBIGPUNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 10

garage insulation question

Thanks for the advice. I haven't priced anything yet, but hope to soon.
bigbrad123 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insulation question hswaters General DIY Discussions 9 12-28-2008 09:18 PM
Rigid insulation question Endeavor General DIY Discussions 2 07-17-2007 11:27 AM
Question about ceiling joists in a garage allpraisebob Carpentry 11 12-14-2006 09:00 AM
yet another insulation question bobbyhill Building & Construction 2 12-06-2006 01:01 PM
insulation question steele Building & Construction 4 05-15-2006 09:24 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts