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Pole Barn roof insulation
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Monkelis    Posted 01-04-2003 at 16:44:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have a pole barn that I'm turning into a small apartment. The roof consists of simply a metal roof, with a blanket of insulation next to the metal underside, and a white vapor barrier on the bottom side of the insulation, then the purlins.

My question is: Would putting up R-21 insulation next to the white vapor barrier, then sheetrocking the ceiling add to any potential condensation problems? Right now, I have a little condenstation but it stays between the vapor barrier and metal roof. It gets the current insulation just a little damp. You can see a picture of the interior ceiling by using the link. Thanks.

DANMAN    Posted 12-26-2005 at 18:24:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
id be intersted in seeing pics of your interior room of the pole barn

Willy-N    Posted 01-04-2003 at 23:04:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can do it but you should have only one vaper barrier. Use the plain uncoverd type bare insulation so it can breath and not build up moister. Mark H.

DHunter n NOLa    Posted 01-04-2003 at 18:08:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have the same insulation scheme in my house. It's been 10 years and I have never had a problem at all. Several people told me that I must have a space between the metal roof and the insulation but it works fine. Also, I live in the New Orleans area where the humidity is very high most of the time.

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