Recently I purchased a small Rinnai propane heater to use in my shed that I use for working out with weights and for working with wood. I was hoping that the small heater would provide enough heat in my shed during the winter for these activities. Boy, was I wrong!
First let’s paint the picture of where I live. It’s not in a balmy climate at all as I live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. During a rather routine winter, we will get a number of days and nights of below zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures. As a result, I figured out pretty quickly that I needed to insulate my shed.
In this article I will be presenting a video of how I actually insulated my shed doors. In another article I’ll delve into insulating the shed walls and eventually the ceiling, but this one in particular has only to do with how I insulated my shed doors. I realized that probably one of the biggest surface areas that could present a heat loss or allow the cold in, were my double shed doors.
So, what I did was treat them as I treated the areas between the studs on the walls. I simply created a frame on each of the doors, and inserted the 1” PolyPro Foam Board in between the frame.
I cut the PolyPro Foam Board with this KOBALT utility knife that I picked up at Lowes. This next youTube video will detail what I actually did…
It has worked out perfectly for me and I really like the feel of the doors with the frame and the insulation added on the inside of the doors. I hope this video will be helpful to you if you are going to tackle a project like this in the future.
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Bob started his passion site, TotallyUniqueLife, back in 2009. The website is geared toward fitness, tips, DIY, life hacks, and reviews. Bob has been a fitness and weightlifting enthusiast for the past 50 years. He has also been passionate about woodworking and DIY over the years. He has been formally trained in woodworking at the Homestead Woodworking School in NH.
He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fitness, woodworking, and DIY on his website and YouTube channel with the same name – TotallyUniqueLife.