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Do I need to reconsider open foam vrs fiberglass insulation since I don't run an air conditioner all the time?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 18, 2014 01:18 AM
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I have a 16 X 28 work shop with a metal roof installed over felt and OSB Sheating with silver radiant barrier on the underside. I live in South Texas where it gets extremely hot and when building, I added soffits and a ridge vent to help the air flow but it still gets hot inside and it is time to insulate. I have been convinced that open foam insulation is what I should use and the installer said he has to close off all the venting to make the building and insulation work right. After reading your article about needing fresh air I became concerned. I have a small window air conditioner (12,000 BTUs) but I don't leave it running all the time and sometimes I am gone for 5-6 weeks during the hot summer. Will this cause problems? Am I making the right choice to go with the blown in open foam insulation vrs fiberglass batting? Am I creating a hazard by not having an air system?




 

 

I have a 16 X 28 work shop with a metal roof installed over felt and OSB Sheating with silver radiant barrier on the underside. I live in South Texas where it gets extremely hot and when building, I added soffits and a ridge vent to help the air flow but it still gets hot inside and it is time to insulate. I have been convinced that open foam insulation is what I should use and the installer said he has to close off all the venting to make the building and insulation work right. After reading your article about needing fresh air I became concerned. I have a small window air conditioner (12,000 BTUs) but I don't leave it running all the time and sometimes I am gone for 5-6 weeks during the hot summer. Will this cause problems? Am I making the right choice to go with the blown in open foam insulation vrs fiberglass batting? Am I creating a hazard by not having an air system?

Yes it’s possible you could be making the environment in your work-shop conducive to mold/ growth depending on your climate. If you ask any building science professional you will get...


 

 

 
 
 

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