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#1 posted 11-26-2018 07:55 PM

you mentioned,” only showing the top chord of the truss and the girts.” im assuming these trusses have a bottom cord. if so would there be a reason you wouldnt do the work there?
ive built a LOT of homes. working in and crawling around in trusses gets old real quick and thats 2 OC.

it seems that even if there was an R438 in the ceiling, without the walls getting some form of insulation over the R-21 the steel siding provides it wont warm up too much.

- tomsteve

It’s a pole barn with trusses. The SketchUp model is just showing the top chord of the truss (to simplify it). The trusses are 8’ apart, so no big deal to work in between them. I dont want to put a ceiling in the polebarn for a few reasons – one, it’ll be more expensive, and two, I dont want to lose the overhead space. Most heat is lost throw the ceiling (not the walls). So the plan is to insulate the ceiling first, and add insulation to the walls later….

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