We are definitely leaning towards a pipe wrap insulation tape (or something similar) after looking into this more. Quick, easy, and it will put some
insulation in between the metal. In addition, we will be using panel foam insulation (scored to fit), with 'great stuff' in the gaps around the edges. Hallelujah! I will let you guys know how this goes! I really appreciate all
of your help with this. Your expertise is gold!
And oh, how I wish Aerogel were cheaper, though it probably wouldn't work anyways. Have you read about this "new" material? Pretty amazing!
We were talking about putting wood up on the inside too. We priced it at about 200 for the wood we would want (and boy, did we spend a lot of time deciding what we would want if we did it). However, we would be loosing another inch of space from the top... and that will be cutting it close for us. We had decided that we are going to try and salvage the ceiling panel, and put it back up to save money. If that doesn't work, we will use wood, it's just our "Plan B".
Originally Posted by nat_ster
Mag, what are you smoking?
Myself and others are seriously trying to help you build a better bus. Stuff like that is just...........
Ok, so to clarify what was said earlier. Um, no... I am not smoking
anything (despite what everyone apparently thinks about Coloradans). I think you might just be jelly
of my super-awesome idea, Nat!
I think the exterior metal shutters are a good idea, and we are definitely going to look into this more. It's all part of getting this bus as insulated as possible, and those windows are going to loose a LOT of heat.
Plus, they can double as armor! Good for those Colorado bears and mountain lions!
Let me show you a rough
plan that I drew up, to clarify what I was saying earlier.
The key points with this plan that will make it worthwhile:
*ability to have four+ panels so we can decide how many we want open
*foam weatherstripping on all of the borders
*ability to secure the panel very well, using levers on the inside and full length hinges.