Can a cold room be converted to a dry storage room?

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Posted by: from Toronto
5/4/2015 at 2:24:17 PM

I would like to convert my cold room to a dry storage room where I can store suitcases, Christmas decorations, winter boots, etc and I would like to know if it is possible to do.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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B. Vince from BVM Contracting in Toronto
Date/Time5/4/2015 at 3:07:36 PM

Yes you can, as long as the area is moisture free. All you need to do is frame, insulate and vapour barrier, then drywall.

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time5/5/2015 at 8:27:38 PM

Hi Simona,

Vince is somewhat right, however, you need to provide some sort of ventilation. The space needs to breath or it will become mouldy over time because of lack of air movement.

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Jason from Wrap-it Systems in Courtenay
Date/Time5/5/2015 at 9:41:02 PM


Jason Turner from wrap-it systems. A great and cheep product to use would be a Durofoam insulation with treated 2x4 stud's. And to finish I would use a moisture board dry wall.

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Simona in Toronto
Date/Time5/14/2015 at 2:04:21 PM

Could you let me know the cost for just ventilating the coldroom? That is, drilling a hole on the cold room walls to be able to run a vent for heating and cooling of the cold room.

Thanks very much!

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