Closing off a window


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Old 12-06-08, 11:22 AM
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Closing off a window

Hello,

I am going to take a window out and replace the open space with a stucco wall. I have a wood framed house. My question is about the layers that need to be put on top of the wood.

I have read a little and this seems to be the advice.

1. 15 gauge roof felting
2. Wire netting (like thick chicken wire)
3. Mortar so the stucco sticks well
4. Stucco layer

When I have replaced windows in other areas of my house. What I have found is a little different.

1. Some type of particle board
2. Roof felting
3. Wire netting
4. Stucco

I am very concerned about insulation and keeping the inside of my house cool in the summers and warm in the winters. Can anyone let me know what is the best method to put stucco on a wall framed house. Or at least direct me to a good site. Thanks for the help.

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Jimboy
 
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Closing off a window

In your case, the insulation should be between the studs you use to fill the opening. You can use fiberglass even if it not the best insulation, but because it is easy to use.

Since you are on the west coast, you probably do not the temperature extremes, the level of insulation of the window is not as critical. Becasue of the large area of the walls in relationship to the windows, just try to match it with the existing.

Your biggest challenge will be matching the thicknes and the exterior finish. Your existing home could have one of the locally typical thin stucco applications (one ot two coat).
 
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Old 12-06-08, 03:06 PM
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Thank you for the help.

What I really was saying is I am removing a window and replacing it with a wall. Please see the picture below. The picture shows the wood framing, some type of pressed particle board and the stucco.



What is that pressed board, and should it be there?
 
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Old 12-06-08, 04:21 PM
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Hard to be sure from the picture, but it looks like Celotex insulation.
 
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Old 12-06-08, 11:20 PM
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Can I put up Propink insulation (by Owens Corning) on the outside of my wood frame, and then put up the roof felt, wire, and stucco?

I would imagine to put up the roof felt I need to hammer nails through the sheathing. Does this ruin the sheathing or compromise the effectiveness?
 
 

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