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TravisH

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#1 posted 01-12-2019 05:17 PM

Seeing you are in Indy temperatures aren’t that bad in regards to extremes and length of those extremes.

Personally insulation would be on my list of must do. Several ways to go about it and several basically just slight different way of doing similar.

Personally I would roll the walls with some Drylock paint first. Just as a precaution and especially in no siding just painted block on exterior. Attach 1 inch rigid foam to the wall, seal gaps wtih expanding foam and tape seams.
Then frame up a wall and insulate with batting, cover with vapor barrier then slap your wall material on.

You can run furring strips and rigid foam panels between (layered to get desired R value), foam the gaps, etc..

I would also look at insulating above also. No need to heat dead space. Will be much more comfortable year round and save you money especially if you are talking about running 24/7. Heating go with what you like.


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