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Old 01-14-2012, 09:39 PM
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I'm trying to think of a cheap way to insulate a metal shed roof. I want to use one as a place for the dogs to go when it's cold. I was thinking of using straw bales to insulate the walls (on the outside to prevent accidents) but that would only rot out the roof faster. I suppose I could put half bales on the roof and then a roof atop that but that's a lot of work for something I don't want to spend a lot on. A tarp might work but would probably get blown off in the first thunderstorm.

Eventually, I'll build a cob shed to replace it - which wouldn't have the same problems. But I doubt I will get it done by next winter so I'm trying to think of something cheap that will work for a year or two.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:02 AM
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hi
the gold miners at kiandra in the 1850's lived in tents. they had a fly ie a tarp as a second roof over the tent and stuffed the space between the tent and fly with brush.
kiandra gets very cold, it is actually the birthplace of skiing in oz. i have seen it with snow drifts up 20 feet deep.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:15 AM
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Hi,

Thanks! it's actually a good thought - and really interesting to know. But we get a lot of thunderstorms here so I'll have to figure out a really good tie down - still not a bad idea at all and something I could easily redo when it got wet.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:32 PM
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If it were mine I'd fix metal studs to the inside against the walls, infill with fiberglass insulation then sheet it. The same for the roof. But this would be some expense, not exactly a really cheap option.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:22 PM
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If I were doing something permanent, that sounds like the way to go. but I'm planning on buying something cheap just to get by with for two years max - hopefully no more than one. Long term, I want to build permanent dog houses from cob. With good baffles and insulation, they should be more than warm enough for anything north of zero.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:39 AM
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Yes, building a permanent shed would be the best solution. But for the time being I'll suggest you to go for fiberglass insulation. Moreover, you can also checkout SIPs material.
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