Insulating room in metal building

Mike Butkus
12/9/2017
Hi, I'm looking for some suggestions. I have a 50x50 metal storage building for "toys" in far NW Wisconsin. The building has a separate "man cave" room along one side (10x50) with a wood wall and door separating it from the storage area. I would like to insulate the 10x50 room to retain heat better when I us wood stove and/or electric heaters in the room. The room faces west with 4 large windows which makes it quite hot in the summer months. Not looking to live in the room, just comfortable enough to work on toys, other projects, etc. in winter months. Appreciate suggestions on what may work. Mike
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
12/9/2017
Does it have a full ceiling as well? If so, batt insulation with some air sealing (to control air flow and vapor diffusion) along with some wall insulation should do the trick. Doesn't have to be perfect, just slow down the heat loss. As far as the windows, some film to control the solar heat or some updated insulated glass units with Low-e for winter and summer heat flow control.
Mike Butkus
12/9/2017
Thanks Eric. Appreciate the film on the window idea - that should really help. There is no ceiling in the room other than the metal roof sloping up. Is there any issue sealing the eaves that lead into the room - that eaves are vented. Don't want to create any issues. Not sure what would hold bat insulation in place with no ceiling. Are there other insulation options you would recommend? Not concerned about esthetics but certainly want to be mindful of flame/heat source inside wood burning stove. I appreciate your help. Mike
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
12/10/2017
Can you just frame out a flat ceiling of sorts? Might be the less complicated approach to be honest.
Guest User
12/10/2017
Thanks Eric. I can frame out a rough ceiling. Mike

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