Post Frame New Construction

Roof Installation


  1. After trusses are set, run two purlins to make sure the trusses are not pulled out of line.

  2. Attach Arctic Shield 48" Insulation to the first truss with at least 5/16" staples. Temporarily nail a 2"x 4" block to the truss to prevent metalized film from pulling away.

  3. Roll out the Arctic Shield across the trusses and pull the insulation tight.

  4. Install purlins over insulation. Nail or screw to trusses through insulation.

  5. Install the metal roof to purlins.

Wall Installation

  1. After main supports are installed, staple Arctic Shield 48" horizontally to the support beams.

  2. Install the 2"x 4" girts and the exterior corrugated metal.

  3. From inside the building, staple insulation to the girts.

  4. If an interior covering is called for, install either metal or wood sheets to the inside of the support beams. This will provide a 1-1/2" nominal airspace between the exterior metal and the insulation and a 5-1/4" nominal airspace between the insulation and the interior wall material.

Metalized film insulation installed with a finishing ceiling

Use silicone on the edges for extra tight seal
Shown above is Arctic Shield insulation in a side wall application positioned to the interior. This application is correct in areas experiencing colder climates.

Shown above is Arctic Shield insulation positioned beside the exterior wall. Interior walls may then be finished or covered with other building materials with no decline in performance. This application is appropriate in warm and hot weather climates.

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