Simple House Build - Foam Exterior Insulation, Covered Deck - Episode 5

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:26
foam exterior insulation

We are building a Simple House in Alaska.  The construction is just 2x6 stick framing, so we wanted to add extra insulation to the exterior.  This week we wrap the exterior in foam.

 

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ethancampbell

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 01:54

I have not done this and wish I was in a position to do so, but I don't plan to disturb my siding for a long while. That said, my understanding is that the main goal of the exterior rigid foam is to create a thermal break, particularly in regards to the solid wood framing of most homes. To that end, 2 inches would seem to be adequate. I would be concerned about several logistical issues with 4 inches of foam around the home. dissertation help