VAPOR BARRIER LOCATION ON A METAL BUILDING
QUESTION FROM C. J. FROM ARCHITECTS DESIGN STUDIO:
Regarding a vapor barrier location on a metal building, can i install a 3" vinyl faced insulation on exterior side of metal building with the vinyl face on the interior side then add a 6" unfaced insulation on the interior side to fill the girt/wall cavity on the interior side? or should the exterior 3" be unfaced and interior 6" have the vinyl face since a moisture barrier would be located in the middle with the first method? please advise.
ANSWER FROM THE INSULATION DOCTOR:
Thank you for your question.
Your second method is correct. The exterior 3" unfaced and the interior 6" vinyl face.
The Insulation Doctor