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Exterier Wall

Posted by Rich Schuster on May 14th, 1998 03:09 PM

I have a summer place near a lake that was built in the
1960's. The front wall faces North that also faces
the lake, so the winds in the winter really blast
cold air in all along this wall. The wall has limited
'60's insulation. The outside is log cabin looking
siding, no drywall, just '60 cheap paneling inside.
I want to rip out the paneling re-insulate from the
inside out, replacing the interier paneling with
My question is, should I first apply foam insulation,
say 1/2 or 3/4 inch thickness between the studs and
caulk at the studs to make an air-tight
seal between the beams before adding a hi-level rated
instulation? Will this create a moisture buildup?
If this sounds like the thing to do, what type of
foam insulation should I use and what R rating for
the insulation between the studs?
Rich Schuster

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